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Cottonelle® Flushable Wipes Recall

Cottonelle® Flushable Wipes and Bacterial Contamination

Cottonelle® Flushable Wipes Recall

About the product:

Cottonelle® Flushable Wipes products are personal cleansing wipes advertised as flushable, plastic-free, alcohol-free wet wipes that immediately start to break down after flushing. According to the manufacturer, Kimberly-Clark, they are sewer-safe and septic-safe and are made with plant-based fibers.

Which products were recalled?

Kimberly-Clark, manufacturer of commonly used personal care products, announced a recall of certain lot numbers of the following and other similar products manufactured between February 7 and September 14, 2020, due to potential bacterial contamination:

  • Cottonelle® Flushable Wipes
  • Cottonelle® GentlePlus Flushable Wipes
  • Cottonelle® FreshFeel Flushable Wet Wipes for Adults

Why were they recalled?

A strain of bacteria, known as Pluralibacter gergoviae, was detected during product testing. In October of 2020, Costco, Amazon and other retailers began warning customers who purchased certain Cottonelle® Flushable Wipes that their products might contain a strain of this bacteria.

About Pluralibacter gergoviae bacteria:

As an opportunistic pathogen, this strain of bacteria can cause serious infection in humans. Injuries may include, but are not limited to:

  • UTI
  • Irritation, rash, infections
  • Abscesses
  • Fistulas
  • Possible gastrointestinal issues

What can consumers do?

If you are suffering from an injury that you attribute to the use of Cottonelle® Flushable Wipes products, contact the trusted legal counsel at Harding Mazzotti, LLP today by filling out the our form or calling us at 1-800-LAW-1010 (1-800-529-1010) for your FREE no obligation consultation. Our attorneys are experienced litigators who can handle your claim from start to finish. We’re available 24/7 and we don’t get paid unless you do.

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