The bottles are not child resistant as required by law

By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs

September 26, 2018

PhotoDesert Harvest of Hillsborough, N.C., is recalling 1,450 bottles of Desert Harvest Relveum Skin Repair Cream.

The bottles are not child resistant as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act, posing a poisoning risk if the contents are swallowed by young children.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Desert Harvest Relveum Skin Repair Cream is an over the counter skin cream with lidocaine (4%) as the active ingredient.

It comes in a transparent green bottle with a white pump dispenser cap and a tan/white gradient label with Desert Harvest Relveum printed on the front.

The cream is sold in a 4-oz. or an 8-oz. bottle with the date code D02N5 printed above the barcode on the bottle.

The cream, manufactured in the U.S., is sold at Apotheco Pharmacy, Memorial Medical Center, Oschner Baptist Medical Center, Oschner Wellness, The Herb Bar, Current Medical Technologies, Be Well Pharmacy, Womens Physical Therapy, other pharmacies nationwide, and online at and from January 2016, through July 2018, for about $27 for the 4-oz. bottle and about $50 for the 8-oz..

What to do

Consumers should immediately place the recalled pain relieving cream out of the reach of children and contact Desert Harvest for a free replacement child resistant bottle cap.

Consumers may contact Desert Harvest at (800) 222-3901 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday or online at for more information.