Bacteria in baby wipes causes nationwide recall

Bacteria in baby wipes causes nationwide recall

FOX19 - A Pennsylvania company has issued a voluntary recall of baby wipes sold online and in retail stores across the nation.

The baby wipes were manufactured under several brand names including Cuties, Femtex, Simply Right and Sunny Smiles. They were sold at the following retail stores: Walgreens, Sam's Club, Family Dollar, Fred's and

According to the company, Nutek Disposables, Inc., the wipes were recalled after receiving a small number of complaints about some odor and discoloration. After testing, the company discovered a presence of bacteria in some of the products.

The bacteria, Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia), poses little risk to healthy people but may affect people will weakened immune systems or chronic lung diseases.

According to a press release on the FDA website, the company had only received one report of irritation prior to the recall. However, since the recall announcement on Oct. 3, the company has received several reports of rash, irritation, infections, fever, gastro-intestinal issues and respiratory issues. It is unknown if those reports are related to the use of the recalled products.

The company continues to investigate the issue.

For more information, visit the FDA website.

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