A voluntary recall has been issued by a California laboratory after numerous bottles of a wound care treatment gel were found to contain a potentially life-threatening bacteria.

California-based Blaine Labs Company has issued a voluntary recall of its Revitaderm Wound Care gel after the bacteria Bacillus cereus was discovered in select 1.0 oz bottles. The company made the announcement on January 27, 2022.


Blaine Labs Company shipped the product to physician clinics across 17 states. The product is used by healthcare professionals to treat a number of different types of wounds. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration also published details regarding the recall to its official website on Thursday.

According to the FDA, applying gel that contains Bacillus cereus to an open wound can lead to a number of very serious health risks, including infections of the blood, sepsis, and meningitis. Blaine Labs ships this product in both 1.0 and 3.0 oz bottles, and to date there has not been a single report of sickness linked to the flagged product.

The lot of Revitaderm wound gel that has reportedly tested positive for the bacteria can be identified by the BL2844 stamp and has an expiration date of 2/19/2023.

The lab has contacted all the clinics that received shipments of the wound care gel. If you believe you may have come in contact with this product at your local clinic and have questions or concerns, you may phone Blaine Labs' customer care line, at 800-307-8818.

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