Nutek Disposables, Inc. Issues Alert Due to Potential Bacteria in Baby Wipes
Check your wipes! Several brands have been recalled and pulled off the shelves since the packaging may contain a type of bacteria that’s often antibiotic-resistant.
The wipes being recalled are: Cuties, Diapers.com, Femtex, Fred’s, Kidgets, Member’s Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch and Well Beginnings.
They were sold to: Walgreens, Sam’s Club, Family Dollar, Fred’s and Diapers.com.
The company was prompted to investigate after receiving complaints that the wipes had a strange odor and showed signs of discoloration. Microbial testing revealed the presence of Burkholderia cepacia, a bacteria that poses little risk to healthy people but may cause infection in those with weakened immune systems or chronic lung diseases (like cystic fibrosis), according to the CDC. Nutek hasn’t yet pinpointed how the bacteria got into the supply. It has stopped shipping baby wipes made in that facility.
You can return the wipes for a full refund where you bought it. If you have questions, you can call the company at 1-855-646-4351, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. Click Here for more information