Cottonelle wipes recalled over potential bacterial contamination


(WFXR) — Manufacturer Kimberly-Clark is recalling certain Cottonelle flushable wipes due to potential bacterial contamination.

According to Kimberly-Clark, certain lots were found to contain the bacterium pluralibacter gergovaie.

That bacteria is normally found in the intestinal tract but could cause infection in people with weakened immune systems, have pre-existing conditions, have undergone surgery, or are at a particular risk of infection.

Kimberly-Clark says they have received several non-serious complaints including irritation and minor infections connected to the affected wipes.

Picture courtesy: Kimberly-Clark

The affected wipes were manufactured between February 7, 2020 and September 14, 2020 and are limited to specific lots of Cottonelle flushable wipes and Cottonelle GentlePlus flushable wipes.

Customers can check to see if their product is impacted by the recall by entering their specific lot number on Kimberly-Clark’s website.

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