Monday, October 27, 2014

Nation Wide Baby Wipes Recall

Moms check your wipes, a nationwide recall has been issued for several brands of baby wipes sold at Walgreens, Sam's Club, Family Dollar, Fred's, and Diapers.com, after the FDA announced the wipes may contain bacteria.
Nutek Disposables Inc. has "voluntary recalled" baby wipes under the brand names Cuties, Femtex, Kidgets, Member's Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch, and Well Beginnings. These wipes were distributed by Nutek prior to October 21, 2014 to the following retail stores: Walgreens, Sam's Club, Family Dollar, Fred's, and Diapers.com.

After several complaints were receive due to odor and discoloration, Nutek conducted testing that revealed the presence of bacteria called Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia), in some of the products. “B. cepacia poses little medical risk to healthy people,” the FDA said. “However, people who have certain health problems like weakened immune systems or chronic lung diseases, particularly cystic fibrosis, may be more susceptible to infections with B. cepacia.”
"As of October 3, 2014, the date of the original withdrawal, the company had received only one report of irritation," according to the FDA "Numerous reports of complaints have since been received by the company that include rash, irritation, infections, fever, gastro-intestinal issues, and respiratory issues, though these reports have not been confirmed to be related to the use of these products." Nutek has stopped shipping of the baby wipes until the on going investigation determines what was the cause of the problem.
What to do if you have purchased these products:
Consumers who have purchased this product can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-855-646-4351, Monday–Friday, 7 am–7 pm CST and Saturday–Sunday, 9 am–5 pm CST.
Brand NameRetailerLot Numbers of Product Manufactured by Nutek
CutiesInternet and various retailersAll Lots
Diapers.comDiapers.comAll Lots
FemtexFamily DollarAll Lots
Fred'sFred'sAll Lots
All Lots
KidgetsFamily DollarAll Lots
Member's MarkSam's ClubAll Lots
Simply RightSam's ClubAll Lots
Sunny SmilesWalgreensAll Lots
Tender TouchVarious retailersAll Lots
Well Beginnings*WalgreensCertain Lots±
*These lot numbers represent all lots manufactured by Nutek. There may be other lots that are made by manufacturers other than Nutek and that are not subject to this recall.