Kimberly-Clark announced a product recall of some of its Cottonelle Flushable Wipes and Cottonelle GentlePlus Flushable Wipes sold throughout the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, due to the detection of certain bacteria.
The recall is limited to specific lots of Cottonelle Flushable Wipes and Cottonelle GentlePlus Flushable Wipes manufactured between February 7, 2020 – September 14, 2020. No other Cottonelle products are affected by this recall and Flushable Wipes not affected are safe to use.
The affected product could show the presence of a bacterium (Pluralibacter gergoviae) which naturally occurs in the environment and in the human body. Pluralibacter gergoviae rarely causes serious infections in healthy individuals. However, individuals with weakened immune systems are at a heightened risk of infection.
Consumers can identify this product by looking for the specific lot numbers found on the bottom of the package. Alternatively, you can contact Kimberly-Clark's Consumer Service team at 1-800-414-0165.
There is no need to return the product to a store. Please stop using the product and contact Kimberly-Clark's Consumer Service team at 1-800-414-0165 regarding this recall for further instructions. Any consumer experiencing a health-related issue should immediately seek medical advice and stop using the product. At this time there is a low rate of non-serious complaints, such as irritation and minor infection, reported for the affected wipes.