Cottonelle wipes recalled due to possible contamination of bacteria

Posted at 5:13 AM, Oct 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 05:13:45-04

A consumer product in heavy demand is being recalled due to the possible presence of bacterium.

Specific lots of Cottonelle wet wipes sold nationwide are being recalled because they could be contaminated with bacteria that can cause infections in people, according to the household goods maker's website.

Billed as having the "texture and the cleansing power of water to deliver long-lasting freshness," the affected products include Cottonelle Flushable Wipes and Cottonell GentlePlus Flushable wipes manufactured between February 7, 2020, and September 14, 2020, and could contain the bacterium Pluralibacter gergoviae, the company announced Friday.

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

The wipes are sold broadly in the U.S. and Canada and the Caribbean. Consumers can check whether they've purchased the recalled product by looking for the specific lot numbers on the bottom of the package and checking them online.

Or consumers can call the company at (800) 414-0165 or by using the "Contact Us" button at the top of its webpage Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT.