Because some packages may be contaminated with the bacteria Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia), the company Nutek Disposables, Inc. is recalling all baby wipes sold under the brand names Femtex, Fred’s, Tender Touch, Well Beginnings, Simply Right, Cuties, Diapers.com, Kidgets, Member’s Mark, and Sunny Smiles. These wipes were sold at Sam’s Club, Walgreens, Family Dollar, Diapers.com, and Fred’s. You can see a picture of these brands here.
The FDA says that B. cepacia should not pose a “medical risk” to most people, but may pose an infection risk to children and adults with weakened immune systems or lung diseases like cystic fibrosis.
If you have this brand of baby wipe stop using it immediately. You can call the company with any questions at (855) 646-4351, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. ET.
Source: FDA Consumer Update, “Baby Wipes May Contain Bacteria” (viewed 11/16/2014)
–Janell Mayo Duncan
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