RECALL ALERT: Baby Wipes Recalled For Possible Bacteria
Baby wipes sold at popular retail stores like Walgreens and Sam's Club have been recalled due to potential bacteria.
Nutek Disposables, Inc. launched a nationwide voluntary product recall for baby wipes that it manufactured under several brand names including: Cuties, Diapers.com, Femtex, Fred's, Kidgets, Member's Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch, and Well Beginnings. Some of the packages of wipes may contain bacteria.
Nutek says that the wipes were distributed by Nutek prior to October 21, 2014 to Walgreens, Sam's Club, Family Dollar, Fred's, and Diapers.com.
According to a press release from the company:
After receiving a small number of complaints of odor and discoloration, Nutek conducted microbial testing that showed the presence of a bacteria, calledBurkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia), in some of these products. Soon after, on October 3, 2014 the company initiated a voluntary withdrawal of lots that had tested positive for the bacteria, as well as other baby wipes in the surrounding time frame. After some additional lots were tested, as a precautionary measure, Nutek believed it was a prudent decision to withdraw all its baby wipe products.
B. cepacia poses little medical risk to healthy people. However, people who have certain health problems like weakened immune systems or chronic lung diseases, particularly cystic fibrosis, may be more susceptible to infections with B. cepacia. If you believe you have a weakened immune system or chronic lung disease and you have used one of the affected wipe products, you should call your doctor promptly for medical advice.
If you have purchased this product, you can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions can reach the company at 1-855-646-4351, Monday through Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM EDT.