- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Nutek Disposals of Pennsylvania has recalled several brands of its baby wipes that are sold at big-name stores around the nation.

The brand names include Cuties, Diapers.com, Femtex, Fred’s Kidgets, Members’ Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch and Well Beginnings, CNN reported.

The brands were sold in Walgreens, Sam’s Club, Family Dollar, Fred’s and Diapers.com.

The company issued the voluntary recall after receiving complaints about product odor and discoloration, CNN reported. Following, Nutek did some testing and found bacteria in some of the wipes — Burkholderia cepacia, or B. cepacia.

The bacteria doesn’t cause harm in healthy individuals, but it could hurt those with weakened immune systems or lung diseases, CNN reported.

Company officials, meanwhile, said they’ve received complaints of rashes, irritation and fever, but that “these reports have not been confirmed to be related to the use of these products,” CNN said.

Nutek has yet to determine how the bacteria got into the products. But as a precaution, the company’s stopped shipping out baby wipes from that Pennsylvania plant, CNN said. The firm’s offering a full refund at the point of purchase.


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