Lucas' Papaw Remedies — Lucas’ Papaw Ointment 15g, 75g, 200g

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Product description

Lucas' Papaw Ointment is a topical ointment used to assist in the treatment of minor skin wounds, as well as skin dryness and chafing.

Available in 15g, 75g and 200g sizes.

Batch numbers : 00522D22, 00522E04, 00522E05, 00822E25, 00822E26, 00822E27, 00822E30, 00822E31, 00822F01, 00822F03, 00822F06

ARTG 13397  

Photograph of Lucas' Papaw Ointment 15g,75g, 200g

Reasons the product is recalled

The recall is due to microbial (Aspergillus tubingensis, Sordaria humana, Penicillium paneum and Paenibacillus glucanolyticus) contamination.

The hazards to consumers

Individuals who have a weakened immune system (immuno-compromised) could become ill if they are exposed to these organisms.

What consumers should do

Consumers should check the batch number on the ointment.

The batch numbers can be found on:
the 'crimp' at the top of the 15g tube
the bottom of the 75g and 200g containers.

If your ointment is from the affected batches, you should immediately stop using the product and return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

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For further information contact Lucas' Papaw Remedies Customer Service on 1800 861 852 or visit


Where the product was sold

New South Wales
South Australia
Western Australia
Northern Territory

Responsible regulator

Therapeutic Goods Administration is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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