Recall alert: Cottonelle wipes recalled amid bacteria concerns

Cottonelle wipes recalled due to bacteria concerns

The makers of Cottonelle have recalled two varieties of flushable wipes due to possible bacterial contamination.

Kimberly-Clark is recalling specific lots of Cottonelle wet wipes sold nationwide because they could be contaminated with bacteria that can cause infections in people, the household goods maker said in a prepared statement.

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According to a company statement, the affected products include Cottonelle Flushable Wipes and Cottonelle GentlePlus Flushable Wipes, manufactured between Feb. 7, 2020, and Sept. 14, 2020, and could contain the bacterium Pluralibacter gergoviae.

“At this time there is a low rate of non-serious complaints, such as irritation and minor infection, reported for the affected wipes,” Kimberly-Clark stated, clarifying, “Individuals who have a weakened immune system, suffer from a serious pre-existing condition, have been treated surgically or belong to another sensitive group of persons are at particular risk of infection.”

Consumers are advised to check the lot number found on the bottom of the package and click here to search Kimberly-Clark’s lot number database, call the company’s customer service team at 1-800-414-0165 or click the “Contact Us” button on the company’s website.