A popular papaya ointment has been recalled after a “microbial contamination” was found in some batches on store shelves in Australia.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration issued the warning on Wednesday, saying affected batches of Lucas Papaw Ointment are available in 15g, 75g and 200g sizes.

The ointment is used in the treatment of minor skin wounds, as well as dryness and chafing.

Anyone who has a pack of the product should check the batch number, which can be found on the crease at the top of the 15g tube and the bottom of the 75g and 200g containers.

If you have a product containing the affected batch, you must immediately stop using it and return it to the place of purchase for a refund. You may also contact Lucas’ Papaw Remedies Customer Service at 1800 861 852.

Affected batch numbers:

15g product size

lot number: 00522D22 Expiration date: Apr 20250

lot number: 00822E25 Expiration date: May 2025

lot number: 00822E26 Expiration date: May 2025

lot number: 00822E27 Expiration date: May 2025

lot number: 00822F01 Expiration date: June 2025

lot number: 00822F03 Expiration date: June 2025

lot number: 00822F06 Expiration date: June 2025

lot number: 00822E31 Expiration date: May 2025

75g product size

lot number: 00522E04 Expiration date: May 2025

lot number: 00522E05 Expiration date: May 2025

200g product size

lot number: 00822E30 Expiration date: May 2025

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