10 Major Brands of Baby Wipes Have Been Recalled Due to Bacteria Risk


Check your diaper bag, because certain brands of baby wipes are being recalled nationwide due to possible bacterial contamination.

Nutek Disposables, Inc. launched the voluntary recall after numerous customer complaints of odor and discoloration.

It turns out that some of the wipes tested positive for a bacteria called Burkholderia cepacia, or B. cepacia, which poses little risk to healthy people but can be dangerous for those with weakened immune systems (particularly those with cystic fibrosis).

According to Nutek, customers have reported symptoms including rash, irritation, infections, fever, gastro-intestinal issues, and respiratory issues.

Yikes! But before you panic and go on a widespread baby wipe purge, here’s what you need to know:

Which brands have been recalled?

Cuties, Diapers.com, Femtex, Fred’s, Kidgets, Member’s Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch, and Well Beginnings.

Where were they sold?

Walgreens, Sam’s Club, Family Dollar, and online retailers such as Amazon.com and Diapers.com.

What should you do if you have questions?

Parents with questions can call Nutek at 1-855-646-4351, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time. And if you have any of the affected wipes in your house, you can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

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