Baby wipes recalled due to possible bacteria contamination

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MCELHATTAN, Pa. — A Pennsylvania-based manufacturer has issued a nationwide voluntary product recall on baby wipes due to possible bacteria contamination.

According to a release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Nutek Disposables manufactures the wipes under the brand names Cuties, Diapers.com, Femtex, Fred’s, Kidgets, Member’s Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch and Well Beginnings.

The wipes were distributed prior to Oct. 21, 2014 to Walgreens, Sam’s Club, Family Dollar, Fred’s and Diapers.com.

Nutek received complaints of odor and discoloration, and then conducted microbial testing that showed the presence of a bacteria in some of the products. The bacteria, B. cepacia, poses little risk to healthy people, according to the FDA, but can pose issues with people who have certain health problems like weakened immune systems or chronic lung diseases.

The couple has not identified the cause of the problem, according to the FDA.

Consumers who purchased this product can return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. For more information, click here.