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Nutek Disposables Inc. Recalls Personnelle Baby Wipes and Cuties Baby Wipes

Starting date:
November 14, 2014
Posting date:
November 14, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Cosmetics
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Microbial Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-42181

Affected products

Personnelle Baby Wipes and Cuties Baby Wipes

Product description

This recall involves all Personnelle Baby Wipes and Cuties Baby Wipes with lot date numbers prior to and including lot number 29414.

Hazard identified

As a result of complaints of odour and discolouration of the wipes, the Company conducted microbial testing that showed the presence of the bacteria Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) in some of the baby wipe products.

In general, this bacterium 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. Numerous reports of complaints from US customers have been received by the Company that include rash, irritation, infections, fever, gastro-intestinal issues, and respiratory issues. In some cases, medical attention was sought.

The Company has received two unconfirmed reports of injury from Canadians who purchased the baby wipes in the United States or online.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these products.

Number sold

Approximately 164,000 units were made available for distribution in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected baby wipes were sold to Canadian distributors and retailers up to October 21, 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in United States.

Companies

Manufacturer
Nutek Disposables Inc.
McElhattan
Pennsylvania
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers who have purchased an affected product should stop using it immediately and may return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers may also contact the company at 1-855-646-4351 from Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. CST and Saturday, Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST.

Consumers who have a weakened immune system or chronic lung disease and who have used one of the affected products, should call their doctor promptly for medical advice.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.