Baby wipes recalled due to potential bacteria

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Nutek Disposables has issued a nationwide voluntary product recall of baby wipes because some packages may contain bacteria.

Nutek on Monday announced recalled baby wipes that it manufactured under the brand names Cuties, Diapers.com, Femtex, Fred’s, Kidgets, Member’s Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch, and Well Beginnings.

The baby wipes were distributed prior to Oct. 21 at Walgreens, Sam’s Club, Family Dollar, Fred’s, and Diapers.com, a statement from the company said.

After Nutek received complaints of odor and discoloration, microbial testing showed the presence of a bacteria—Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia)—in some of the products, the company said.

Nutek ordered a withdrawal of products that tested positive for the bacteria on Oct. 3, but after additional testing, “believed it was a prudent decision to withdraw all its baby wipe products,” the statement said.

“B. cepacia poses little medical risk to healthy people. However, people who have certain health problems like weakened immune systems or chronic lung disease, particularly cystic fibrosis, may be more susceptible to infections with B. cepacia,” the company said.

The company reports is has received “numerous” reports of complaints that include rash, irritation, infections, fever, gastro-intestinal issues, and respiratory issues.

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