Baby wipes recalled over bacterial contamination after reports of rash, irritation, gastrointestinal and respiratory problems

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SHAFAQNA – Bacterial contamination has led to baby wipes manufactured by Nutek Disposables, Inc. and sold at many major retailers being voluntarily recalled

A number of complaints from customers who had noticed an unusual odor and discoloration on the wipes, prompted the company to test for contamination.

 

The company said some of the wipes tested positive for a bacteria called Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia).

Bacterial contamination has led to baby wipes manufactured by Nutek Disposables, Inc. and sold at many major retailers being voluntarily recalled, including the Tender Touch, Cuties and Member’s Mark brands

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the bacteria is normally harmless in healthy people, but can cause problems for people with weakened immune systems or chronic lung conditions including cystic fibrosis.

Nutek Disposables says some consumers have reported symptoms including rash, irritation, gastrointestinal and respiratory problems. It has not been confirmed whether these issues are related to the bacteria in the baby wipes, CBS News reports.

The baby wipes were sold at retailers including Diapers.com, Sam’s Club, Walgreens, and Family Dollar stores under a variety of brand names:

 

The FDA says consumers who purchased the recalled baby wipes can return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

The products concerned include: Cuties, Diapers.com, Femtex, Fred’s, Kidgets, Member’s Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles and Tender Touch.

Source : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2810901/Baby-wipes-recalled-bacterial-contamination-reports-rash-irritation-gastrointestinal-respiratory-problems.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

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