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Nutek Disposables has initiated a nationwide voluntary product recall at the retail level of all lots of baby wipes that it manufactured under the brand names Cuties, Diapers.com, Femtex, Fred’s, Kidgets, Member’s Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch, and Well Beginnings, because some packages may contain bacteria. These wipes were distributed by Nutek prior to October 21, 2014 to the following retail stores: Walgreens, Sam’s Club, Family Dollar, Fred’s, and Diapers.com.
After receiving a small number of complaints of odor and discoloration, Nutek conducted microbial testing that showed the presence of a bacteria, called Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia), in some of these products. Soon after, on October 3, 2014 the company initiated a voluntary withdrawal of lots that had tested positive for the bacteria, as well as other baby wipes in the surrounding time frame. After some additional lots were tested, as a precautionary measure, Nutek believed it was a prudent decision to withdraw all its baby wipe products.
B. cepacia 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. If you believe you have a weakened immune system or chronic lung disease and you have used one of the affected wipe products, you should call your doctor promptly for medical advice. B. Cepacia show a relatively poor virulence, that is capacity to cause disease. Virulence factors include adherence to plastic surfaces (including those of medical devices) and production of several enzymes such as elastase and gelatinase.
From the FDA site:
The company is working with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and the affected retailers and distributors throughout this process to address the issue.
|Retailer||Lot Numbers of Product Manufactured by Nutek|
|Cuties||Internet and various retailers||All Lots|
|Femtex||Family Dollar||All Lots|
|Kidgets||Family Dollar||All Lots|
|Member’s Mark||Sam’s Club||All Lots|
|Simply Right||Sam’s Club||All Lots|
|Sunny Smiles||Walgreens||All Lots|
|Tender Touch||Various retailers||All Lots|
|Well Beginnings*||Walgreens||Certain Lots±|
- See more at: http://triallawyercenter.com/2014/10/28/10-brands-of-baby-wipes-recalled-investigation-underway-femtex-freds-kidgets-members-mark-simply-right-sunny-smiles-tender-touch-and-well-beginnings/#sthash.O9wnjWhM.dpuf