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Plant Guru recalls wintergreen, birch and blends of essential oils

The product's packaging fails to meet child resistant packaging requirements

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Plant Guru of Plainfield, N.J., is recalling about 25,600 containers of  Wintergreen Essential Oil, Birch Essential Oil, Headache Relief Essential Oil Blend, Headache Relief Roll-On Essential Oil Blend, and Deep Muscle Essential Oil Blend.

The packaging of the products, which contain methyl salicylate, is not child resistant as required by federal law, posing a risk of poisoning.

No incidents or injuries are reported.

This recall involves Plant Guru Wintergreen and Birch essential oils, and essential oil blends Headache Relief and Deep Muscle in amber glass bottles with continuous thread caps available in sizes 2 oz., 4 oz., 5 mL, 10 mL, and 30 mL.

The Headache Relief Roll-On is in a 10 mL blue bottle with a continuous thread closure and roller ball.

The Plant Guru logo, the product name, “100% Pure Essential Oil,” and the volume are displayed on the front label.

The oils, manufactured in the U.S., were sold online at ThePlantGuru.com, Amazon.com and eBay.com from March 2018, through February 2021, for the wintergreen and birch essential oils, and from March 2018, through March 2021, for the essential oil blends, for between $6 and $20.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products, store them in a safe location out of reach of children, and contact Plant Guru for a full refund for the roll-on products and a free child-resistant replacement cap for the bottles. All known purchasers are being contacted directly.

Consumers may contact Plant Guru toll-free at (877) 788-0530 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at info@theplantguru.com, or online at www.theplantguru.com and click on “Recall” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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