Product Recall Alert: Bio Source Naturals Essential Oils (Wintergreen and Birch)
Unfortunately, it’s time for us to alert you about another product recall. At Child Safety Store, our goal is to always make you aware of threats to your child’s safety. Sometimes that means that we alert you of items in your home that can potentially be dangerous. Today’s product safety recall is for the Wintergreen and Birch varieties of Bio Source Naturals Essential Oils. We’ve discussed a very similar essential oils recall from a different company earlier this year from BioFinest. Now let’s look at why Bio Source Naturals is also recalling some of their essential oils.
Why Are These Bio Source Naturals Essential Oils Being Recalled?
Bio Source Naturals Wintergreen and Birch Essential Oils are being recalled due to a potential poison risk. As with the last recall for BioFinest brand oils, these bottles of Bio Source Naturals Essential Oils contain a chemical known as methyl salicylate. If ingested by a child, this substance is poisonous. Now, it is perfectly fine that this product contains methyl salicylate, but the issue today is the packaging. When it comes to harsh chemicals, child-safe packaging is critically important. You never know what is going to make young children curious. In this case, the packaging of the Bio Source Naturals Essential Oils was not adequate for preventing potential accidents.
What to Do if You Own Wintergreen or Birch Bio Source Naturals Essential Oils
According to the official recall alert from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), anyone who owns an affected bottle of Wintergreen or Birch Bio Source Naturals Essential Oils should immediately get the packaging away from children. The company is working to fix the issue, but parents should be aware of the threat. If there is even a hint of danger, a product should be kept in a locked cabinet, far away from curious little hands. Fortunately, there haven’t been any reported injuries yet, but that can change if parents don’t remain vigilant.
Here is a closer look at the products featured in the recall:
Recalled Bio Source Naturals Wintergreen Essential Oils - 15 mL and 30 mL
Recalled Bio Source Naturals Birch Sweet Essential Oils - 15 mL, 30 mL, 60 mL and 120 mL
Contact Information for the Recall:
Customers looking for more information should contact Bio Source Naturals directly. They have a toll-free phone number: 877-577-8223. That number is available between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday. Alternately, they can email the company at RecallRefunds.BioSourceNaturals@gmail.com or online at BioSourceNaturals.com by clicking on ‘Important Safety Information - Recall Alert’ for more information.
Official Product Recall Information
Finally, here’s the official recall information, as presented by the CPSC. You can read the full text at this link.
Name of product:
Bio Source Naturals Wintergreen and Birch Sweet Essential Oils
The products contain the substance methyl salicylate, which must be in child resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act (PPPA). The packaging of the products is not child resistant, posing a risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed by young children.
July 30, 2020
Consumers should immediately store the products in a safe location out of reach of children and contact Bio Source Naturals for a full refund. Bio Source Naturals is directly notifying all known purchasers about the recall.
Online at BioSourceNaturals.com, Etsy.com and Amazon.com from July 2013 through June 2020 for between $5 and $40.
Bio Source Naturals, of New Boston, Mich.