Several Brands Of Baby Wipes Recalled For Possible Bacterial Contamination

Nutek Disposables recalled 10 brands of baby wipes over the weekend for possible bacteria contamination.

Nutek Disposables recalled 10 brands of baby wipes over the weekend for possible bacteria contamination.

Consumers use baby wipes for any number of reasons, but they all revolve around the same purpose: cleansing. While the wipes manufactured by a Pennsylvania company will probably remove that smudge of chocolate from your child’s cheek, it might also leave behind bacteria.

The Food and Drug Administration announced in a notice that Nutek Disposables, Inc. recalled 10 brands of baby wipes after testing found traces of Burkholderia cepacia bacteria present in some products.

The company initiated the testing after receiving complaints from customers of odor and discoloration of some wipes.

Following testing the company recalled all wipes manufactured under the brands Cuties, Diapers.com, Femtex, Fred’s, Kidgets, Member’s Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch, and Well Beginnings.

The wipes were distributed after October 21 to Amazon.com, Diapers.com, Walgreens, Sam’s Club, Family Dollar, and Fred’s.

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Officials with the FDA say Burkholderia cepacia poses little risk to healthy people, but can lead to infections in people with compromised immune systems.

Nutek reports it has received consumer complaints regarding rashes, irritation, fever, infections, gastrointestinal issues, and respiratory issues. However, the FDA say the complaints have not been confirmed to be related to the wipes.

The company has yet to determine the cause of the contamination, and has stopped shipping wipes from the facility.

Consumers who have purchased the wipes can return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-855-646-4351.

Nutek Disposables, Inc. Issues Alert Due to Potential Bacteria in Baby Wipes [FDA]