Baby Wipes Recalled – Here Are The Brands To Look Out For
A baby wipe manufacturer has issued a voluntary recall of it's products because some might be contaminated with a bacteria that might be resistant to common antibiotics.
The wipes were sold at Walgreens, Sam's Club, Family Dollar, Fred's and Diapers.com. under the names Cuties, Diapers.com, Femtex, Fred's, Kidgets, Member's Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch and Well Beginnings. Customers said the wipes were discolored and had an 'off' smell. When the company did tests, the wipes tested positive for a bacteria, Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) that poses no risk to healthy people, but people with a weakened immune system or lung disease, could be infected. The bacteria has been known to be antibiotic resistant.
Customers have reported getting rashes, irritation, and fever, but the company says they have not independently confirmed that those illnesses have been related to their products. They are recalling the wipes out of an abundance of caution for their customers.
If you have bought the wipes in the recall, you can return them for a full refund where you bought them. If you aren't sure if you have the wipes in the recall, you can call 1-855-646-4351, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET, for more information.