Do your baby wipes smell bad — before you use them!

Baby Butts

A Pennsylvania company is recalling all 10 brands of baby wipes it makes, including those made for Walgreens and Diapers.com, as some packs may contain a bacteria known to pose a risk to people with certain health problems.

Nutek Disposables is recalling baby wipes it made that were sold under 10 brands: Cuties, Diapers.com, Femtex, Fred’s, Kidgets, Member’s Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch, and Well Beginnings. The products were distributed before Oct. 21 to Diapers.com, Family Dollar, Fred’s, Sam’s Club and Walgreens, according to an Oct. 25 statement from the company that was posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website.

Nutek tested its products after…complaints about odor and discoloration, and found the presence of a bacteria called Burkholderia cepacia, or B. cepacia, in some products.

Nutek said it has received numerous complaints including fever, gastrointestinal issues, irritation, infections, rash and respiratory problems, but said the reports haven’t been confirmed to be related to its products. The company said it is still trying to find the cause of the problem and for now has stopped shipping baby wipes made at its facility.

The bacteria found in the wipes “poses little medical risk to healthy people,” but people with health issues such as weakened immune systems or chronic lung diseases, particularly cystic fibrosis, “may be more susceptible to infections with B. cepacia,” according to the company’s statement.

Bring ’em back to the store where they were purchased for a full refund. Or call the company at 855-646-4351 with questions, shouts, imprecations or rude noises.

Eeoough!

One thought on “Do your baby wipes smell bad — before you use them!

  1. Worry wart says:

    Meanwhile, how’s your airbag? http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2014/10/airbag_recall_list_even_more_e.html See also http://www.autonews.com/article/20141027/OEM11/141029867/no-other-supplier-other-than-takata-has-used-this-ammonium-nitrate for additional information. Current NHTSA recall list for ‘potentially’ dangerous Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Chrysler, Ford and General Motors vehicles @ http://www.nhtsa.gov/About+NHTSA/Press+Releases/Vehicle-owners-with-defective-airbags-urged-to-take-immediate-action Note that actual manufacturer recalls are for the most part presently limited to vehicles in Florida, Puerto Rico, limited areas near the Gulf of Mexico in Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia, and Louisiana, as well as Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Virgin Islands and Hawaii – I.E.: were originally purchased in areas with high humidity.

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