02/13/23 Health Advisory: Shop Me Ca “Diep Bao Cream” Recalled

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Providers, facilities, parents and children should stop using Diep Bao Baby Skin Cream. 


On Feb. 1, 2023, Shop Me Ca recalled Diep Bao Skin Cream because of possible health risk. 

Shop Me Ca of Herndon, Virginia recalled its 10-gram tubes of “Diep Bao Cream” because they have the potential to be contaminated with lead. People with high blood levels of lead may show no symptoms, but the condition may cause damage to the nervous system and internal organs. Young children are especially at risk. 

Acute lead poisoning may cause a wide range of symptoms, like: 

  • Muscle weakness. 
  • Abdominal pain. 
  • Nausea. 
  • Vomiting. 
  • Diarrhea. 
  • Weight loss. 
  • Bloody or decreased urinary output. 

If a child is exposed to enough lead for a long time (e.g., weeks to months) permanent damage to the central nervous system can occur. This can result in learning disorders, developmental defects, and other long-term health problems.


Review the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall notice and pictures for more details.