Products Liability Law Daily Bulk Apothecary recalls over 20K bottles and cans of essential oils due to poisoning risk
Friday, July 24, 2020

Bulk Apothecary recalls over 20K bottles and cans of essential oils due to poisoning risk

By Susan Engstrom

The products fail to meet child-resistant packaging requirements.

Bulk Apothecary, of Aurora, Ohio, is recalling about 20,240 bottles and cans of Nature’s Oil Wintergreen and Birch Essential Oils because they 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 (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 20-766, July 23, 2020).

Incidents and injuries. No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Product description. This recall involves Nature’s Oil Wintergreen and Birch Essential Oils in amber glass bottles with black caps and silver metal cans with white caps. The essential oils were sold in the following volume amounts: 0.33 fl. oz. (10 mL), 0.5 fl. oz. (15 mL), 2 fl. oz. (60 mL), 16 fl. oz. (473 mL), and 5 lb. (2.25 L). "Nature’s Oil," "Organic," "Wintergreen Oil," "Birch Oil," the Nature’s Oil logo, and the volume amount are printed on the brown, green and white labels. The SKU is printed on the right side of the label.A full list of the recalled products and their SKU numbers may be found on the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) website at

These essential oils were manufactured in the United States and were sold online at and from January 2016 through May 2020 for between $4 and $550.

Remedy. Consumers should immediately store the products in a safe location out of reach of children and contact Bulk Apothecary for a full refund. All known purchasers are being notified directly by Bulk Apothecary about the recall and will receive a full refund.

Important CPSC Recall Remedy Notice Due to COVID-19. CPSC is advising consumers that because of the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19, some of the remedies identified in recall notices may not be currently available. Consumers should check with the recalling companies for further details. Moreover, the agency notice reminds consumers that CPSC and the recalling firms urge consumers not to use recalled products.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Bulk Apothecary toll free at 888-728-7612 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday; email at [email protected] to obtain instructions on how to receive a full refund; or online at and click on "Recall Alert."

Companies: Bulk Apothecary

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