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Baby Wipes Recalled for Bacteria Risk

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susan_harr3 years ago

Baby wipes sold at certain Walgreens, Sam’s Club, and Family Dollar stores have been recalled because they may be contaminated with Burkholderia cepacia, or B. cepaci, a bacteria that can cause respiratory infections in individuals with weak immune systems. B. cepacia is reported to be resistant to antibiotics.

Injuries Possibly Linked to Recalled Baby Wipes

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Nutek has received complaints of:

  • Rash
  • Irritation
  • Infections
  • Fever
  • Gastro-intestinal issues
  • Respiratory issues

These reports have are under investigation and have not been confirmed to be related specifically to the wipes.

About the Recalled Baby Wipes

The wipes were distributed by Pennsylvania-based Nutek and sold under the following brand names:

  • Cuties
  • Femtex
  • Fred’s
  • Kidgets
  • Member’s Mark
  • Simply Right
  • Sunny Smiles
  • Tender Touch
  • Well Beginnings
For More Information

For more information about the recall or to request a refund, contact Nutek at 1-855-646-4351. For concerns about illness or infection, contact your healthcare provider.


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