Scalpa Numb Maximum Strength Topical Anesthetic Cream recalled

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The product's packaging is not child resistant as required by law

Scalpa of Phoenix, Ariz., is recallingh about 10,000 containers of Scalpa Numb Maximum Strength Topical Anesthetic Cream.

The product contains lidocaine which must be in child resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act. The packaging of the product is not child resistant, posing a risk of poisoning to young children.

No incidents or injuries are reported.

This recall involves Scalpa Numb Maximum Strength Topical Anesthestic Cream in a 10-gram black and white tube with a white cap.

“SCALPANUMB” and “Maximum Strength Topical Anesthetic Cream” are printed on the label. The expiration date is marked as EXP 202307 on the crimped end of the tube.

Batch number 1000000101, Code: C1 and the UPC code 857076008689 are printed on the outside of the box.

The medication, manufactured in China, was sold at and from February 2020, through November 2020, for about $18.

What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Scalpa Numb, store the cream in a safe location out of reach of children and contact Scalpa for a full refund or store credit. Scalpa is directly notifying all known purchasers about the recall.

Consumers may contact Scalpa toll-free at (855) 424-7828 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (MT) Monday through Friday, by email at or online at and click on “Recall - Important Safety Information – Scalpa Numb” at the bottom of the page for more information.

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