October 27, 2014

Nutek Disposables, Inc. Recalls Baby Wipes Due to Potential Bacteria

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services received information regarding a recall of baby wipes manufactured under the brand names Cuties, Diapers.com, Femtex, Fred's, Kidgets, Member's Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch and Well Beginnings, because some packages may contain bacteria. 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 receiving a small number of complaints of odor and discoloration, Nutek conducted microbial testing that showed the presence of a bacteria, called Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia), in some of these products. Soon after, on October 3, 2014 the company initiated a voluntary withdrawal of lots that had tested positive for the bacteria, as well as other baby wipes in the surrounding time frame.

B. cepacia poses little medical risk to healthy people. 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. If you believe you have a weakened immune system or chronic lung disease and you have used one of the affected wipe products, you should call your doctor promptly for medical advice.

Brand Name

Retailer

Lot Numbers of Product Manufactured by Nutek

Cuties

Internet and various retailers

All Lots

Diapers.com

Diapers.com

All Lots

Femtex

Family Dollar

All Lots

Fred's

Fred's

All Lots

Kidgets

Family Dollar

All Lots

Member's Mark

Sam's Club

All Lots

Simply Right

Sam's Club

All Lots

Sunny Smiles

Walgreens

All Lots

Tender Touch

Various retailers

All Lots

Well Beginnings*

Walgreens

Certain 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.

The full recall can be found at:  www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm420426.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery.

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