Nature Relief is voluntarily recalling Nature Relief Instant Wart and Mole Remover. The recall is effective immediately and Nature Relief is recommending that consumers discontinue use immediately and dispose of the product inside a plastic bag.
The active ingredient in the product, calcium oxide, can cause severe burns on the skin.
These burns can be serious enough to required medical attention, especially when used on more delicate parts of the skin such as around the face, eyes, and genitalia.
The FDA also advises that moles should be removed by licensed medical professionals so a determination can be made if the moles are cancerous.
Although Nature Relief is doing the right thing by recalling the product, they could still be liable for injuries that occurred if the use of calcium oxide in a product designed to be used on the skin is determined to be a defect in the product.