Cottonelle wipes recalled over possible bacteria contamination

Kimberly-Clark announced it is recalling specific lots of Cottonelle Flushable Wipes and Cottonelle GentlePlus Flushable Wipes due to the possibility they could be contaminated with bacteria that can cause infections in people.

The affected products were manufactured between February 7, 2020, and September 14, 2020, and could contain the bacterium Pluralibacter gergoviae, the company noted.

"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 said.

Those with weakened immune systems or who have serious preexisting conditions are at particular risk of infection, it added.

Consumers can check if items purchased are included in the recall by looking for the specific lot numbers on the bottom of the package and checking them online.

Cottonelle recall
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