Uber Numb topical anesthetic creams and sprays are being recalled because the packaging isn’t child-resistant as required by U.S. regulations, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
“The packaging is not child-resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. The pain relieving cream and spray contain lidocaine, posing a risk of poisoning to young children if they put it on their skin or ingest it,” said the agency on Oct. 1, announcing the recall of about 76,000 units.
The recall involves UberScientific Uber Numb Topical Anesthetic Cream and Uber Numb Spray.
The recalled cream is in a white jar with a smooth, rounded cap, and has a green label with “Uber Numb Topical Anesthetic Cream” on the front. The cream was sold in 1-, 2-, and 4-ounce sizes.
The lot numbers are printed at the bottom of the jar. The UPC number is printed on the label next to the product name.
The recalled spray is in a green bottle with a white cap and includes a white label with “Uber Numb Spray” on the front. The spray was sold in a 4-ounce size. The lot numbers are printed on the bottom of the bottle, and the UPC number is printed on the label to the right of the product name.
The lot numbers and UPCs can be found on the CPSC’s website.
According to the agency, “Consumers should immediately place the recalled topical anesthetic out of reach of children and contact UberScientific for instructions on how to receive a free replacement or full refund.”
It added that consumers with the recalled cream can get a free replacement cap that is child-resistant.
The products were sold via Amazon.com and Uberscientific.com between February 2017 and April 2018. They retailed for $20 to $40.
No injuries have been reported in connection with the recalled products, the CPSC said.