January 20, 2012
Perfect Image Solutions, LLC Issues Voluntary Recall Due to Potential Health Risk
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received the following recall regarding topical products containing 15% and 10% Minoxidil.
Image Solutions, LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots of Men's Minoxidil 15% Azelaic 5% Hair regrowth topical, 60mL; Men's Minoxidil 10% Azelaic 5% Hair regrowth topical, 60mL; Men's Minoxidil 5% Azelaic 5% Hair regrowth topical, 60mL; Women's Minoxidil 3% Azelaic 5% Hair regrowth topical, 60mL; and Hair regrowth shampoo enhanced with Ketoconazole and salicylic acid, 180mL, to the consumer level. The products are deemed "unapproved new drugs" under the law and U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations and may present potential health hazards.
Use of these topical products containing 15% and 10% Minoxidil have not been shown to be safe, and could pose a risk to the general public due to the possibility of systemic absorption. Skin abrasions or irritations, such as psoriasis or sunburn, could increase the systemic absorption of topically administered Minoxidil. Minoxidil 15% and 10% could cause low blood pressure, heart palpitations and associated cardiac symptoms. Azelaic acid contained in the topical products could make the skin where it is applied more sensitive to sunburn. Ketoconazole contained in the shampoo product could cause hair discoloration and abnormal hair texture, removal of the curl from permanently waved hair, itching, rash, skin irritation and dry skin. Salicylic acid contained in the shampoo could cause mild, temporary burning, itching, irritation, or stinging.
Perfect Image Solutions, LLC has not received reports of serious injuries associated with the products subject to this voluntary recall.
The full recall announcement can be found at: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm288505.htm?source=govdelivery