Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Voluntary Recall of simplySmart Remove Make Up Remover by Celeste Industries

July 28, 2009

Celeste Industries Corporation has voluntarily recalled all lots of simplySmart "Remove" Make Up Remover. The product is not sold in the retail market but is provided as a guest amenity at Holiday Inn Express® hotels in the United States and in Canada. It is packaged as a single towelette with hiexpress.com shown on the packet. The recall was a result of certain limited lots testing positive for Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria.

The organism Pseudomonas aeruginosa may cause serious eye infections, respiratory infections, dermatitis, soft tissue infections, bacteremia, and a variety of systemic infections, particularly in patients who are immunosuppressed.

Any hotel guests who may have taken the product are advised to not use the product and to destroy it immediately. Consumers who have used the product and have any concerns should contact a healthcare professional.

Consumers with questions regarding the recall should contact Celeste Industries Corporation at (410) 822-6200, ext. 1349 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST and ask for Quality Assurance or e-mail at recall@celestecorp.com. This recall is being made in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration.

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