Baby Wipes Recall: FDA Recalls 10 Brands Of Baby Wipes Due To Bacteria Contamination
Baby Wipes Recall: FDA Recall

Baby Wipes Recall: FDA Recalls 10 Brands Of Baby Wipes Due To Bacteria Contamination

A baby wipes recall by the Federal and Drug Administration (FDA) on 10 different brands has been issued. The wipes were distributed by Nutek Disposables Inc. of McElhattan, Pennsylvania prior to October 21, 2014. When random lots of baby wipes were selected for testing on October 3, several were positive for the presence of a bacteria called Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia). This microbial testing was conducted after there was a number of complaints about odor and discoloration of the product.

The FDA press release lists the recalled brands. A nationwide recall at “the retail level of all lots of baby wipes it manufactures… ”

“Cuties, Diapers.com, Femtex, Fred’s, Kidgets, Member’s Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch, and Well Beginnings, because some packages may contain bacteria. These wipes were distributed by Nutek prior to October 21, 2014 to the following retail stores: Walgreens, Sam’s Club, Family Dollar, Fred’s, and Diapers.com.”

According to the press release, “B. cepacia poses little medical risk to healthy people.” For those with “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.”

Only one report of irritation was received by Nutek after October 3. Other reactions that followed included rash, fever, infections, irritation, gastro-intestinal issues, and respiratory problems. None of these have been confirmed due to use of the baby wipes.

The cause of bacteria getting into the wipes isn’t revealed, but the investigation continues. The press release informs consumers of safety measures Nutek and the FDA have put in place.

“Nutek takes the safety of consumers and the quality of its products very seriously and is taking all appropriate steps to address the issue and ensure this does not happen again.”

“The company is working with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and the affected retailers and distributors throughout this process to address the issue.”

“The company has not identified the cause of the problem, but is continuing to investigate. In the interim, Nutek has stopped shipping baby wipes manufactured at the facility.”

“Nutek takes the safety of consumers and the quality of its products very seriously and is taking all appropriate steps to address the issue and ensure this does not happen again.”

“The company is working with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and the affected retailers and distributors throughout this process to address the issue.”

“Consumers who have purchased this product can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-855-646-4351, Monday through Friday, 10 AM – 4 PM EDT.”

FDA Recall

An earlier report by Inquisitr earlier this month touched on this baby wipes recall when Sam’s Club pulled their Simply Right baby wipe products off the shelf after they received an email about the bacteria contamination.

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