Why was there a recall on certain Sylk bottles?
A mould-like substance was found in a small number of bottles from 4 batches (number on base of bottle):
What was the substance and what are the health risks?
This was identified through microbiological testing to be penicillium.
Penicillium species are ubiquitous and can be found in almost any environment and therefore are unlikely to be harmful. As always, should you have any concerns about your particular situation you should visit your GP.
Why did these bottles have penicillium in them?
The manufacturer has now undertaken a thorough investigation and identified the likely cause to be a blockage on the filling line. This led to an intermittent issue during the packaging of the product, affecting a small number of bottles in the batches identified.
What is being done to ensure this doesn’t happen again?
The manufacturer took immediate remedial action and has implemented additional sanitation procedures to prevent a recurrence. We have also introduced additional testing protocols. The manufacturing site has recently been re-audited and is certified ISO 13485 compliant.
What do I do if I have a bottle from one of the batches?
Discontinue use and we will provide a refund. Email [email protected] for more details.