A company that makes baby wipes sold under multiple brand names and in multiple stores has issued a recall because some packages may contain bacteria.
The wipes recalled were manufactured under the brand names Cuties, Diapers.com, Femtex, Fred’s Kidgets, Member’s Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch and Well Beginnings. They were online and at several store chains that have locations in Missouri.
The company, Nutek Disposables, Inc. of Pennsylvania, says it received complaints about odor and discoloration. Testing showed the presence of bacteria in some of those packages.
After an initial recall October 3, Nutek tested some of those products and decided to extend the recall to all of its baby wipe products.
The bacteria found is Burkholderia cepacia. Nutek says it poses little risk to healthy people, but those with weakened immune systems, chronic lung disease, or some other health problems are urged to call a doctor if they have used any of these products.
The company has received reports of rash, irritation, infections, fever and other issues but says it has not been confirmed those cases are related to the use of the affected products.
The cause of the problem is still under investigation and shipping of baby wipes has ceased from the facility where those lots were made.
For a list of the lot numbers in the recall and the original release from Nutek, click here. The company says consumers who bought these products can return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Those with questions can call the company at (855) 646-4351 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday.