- Cottonelle recalled several batches of his disposable wipes because of the possibility that they had been contaminated with bacteria.
- Bacteria are relatively mild, but those with a compromised immune system may be at greater risk of a serious reaction.
- You can request a refund from the company on the download page.
They are all more than a little on top in terms of the cleanliness of their homes these days thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, which continues to take lives worldwide. Cleaning products such as disposable wipes are a highly sought after product for obvious reasons, and Cottonelle is one of the biggest brands in the business. Unfortunately, the company was forced to issue a withdrawal of some of its disposable wipes after an investigation revealed that they could be contaminated with bacteria. That̵
The bacterium, Pluralibacter gergoviae, is relatively mild in terms of the effects it can have on humans. In fact, most people will not react at all to contact with the error, but as HealthDigest notes, those with weakened immune systems may be exposed to more serious complications, and Kimberly-Clark, Cottonelle’s parent company, is not at risk for the disease to the people, so a recall has been issued.
The company has created a recall page where you can get more information about the specifics of the problem. Potentially contaminated wipes are manufactured between February 7 and September 14, 2020. This is a very wide range and you can identify the specific batch code on the package to determine if the wipes you purchased are part of the download. You can enter your account code in the search function of the company’s website to see if the wipes you have are included or are safe to use.
In a statement on the site, the company notes that there are some complaints from those who bought the contaminated wipes:
“The affected product may indicate the presence of a bacterium (Pluralibacter gergoviae) that occurs naturally in the environment and in the human body,” the company said. “Pluralibacter gergoviae rarely causes serious infections in healthy individuals. However, people with weakened immune systems are at increased risk of infection. There is currently a low rate of minor complaints, such as irritation and minor infection, reported for the affected wipes. “
The company also quickly noted that the withdrawal and the bacteria found had nothing to do with COVID-19. The company states that “there is no evidence to support the transmission of COVID-19 related to any of the [its] products. “If you happen to have some of the soiled wipes, you can throw them away, as you won’t have to return them to get a refund.