- Cotanel has recalled many of its disposable wipes due to the possibility of being contaminated with bacteria.
- Bacteria are quite mild, but people with compromised immune systems may be at higher risk of developing a severe reaction.
- You can request a refund from the company on the recall page.
Due to the coronavirus epidemic that continues to claim lives around the world, everyone is a little more concerned with keeping their home clean these days. Cleaning products such as disposable wipes are a high demand item for obvious reasons, and Cottonley is the biggest brand in the business. Unfortunately, the company has been forced to release a recall of some of its disposable wipes when investigations revealed they could be contaminated with bacteria. That’s right, there were bacteria on the cleaning wipes. Oops!
It is relatively mild in terms of the effect that a bacterium called Pluralibacter jirgovia can have on a person. In fact, most people will not have all the reactions to being exposed to a bug, but HealthDigest notes that people with weakened immune systems may be at risk for more serious complications, and Kimberly-Clark, of parent company Cottonley, Does not take chances, so a recall is issued.
The company has set up a recall page where you can find more information on the specifics of the issue. Potentially contaminated wipes were manufactured between February 7 and September 14, 2020. That’s a very wide range, and you can identify the exact lot code on the packaging whether or not the wipes you purchased are part of the recall. You can type your lot code in the search feature on the company’s website to see if your wipes are included or if they are safe to use.
In a statement on the site, the company notes that there have been some complaints from buyers of contaminated wipes:
“The affected product may show the presence of a bacterium (Pluralibacter jargovia) that occurs naturally in the environment and in the human body,” the company says. “Polygamy in healthy individuals rarely causes serious infections. However, individuals with weakened immune systems have an increased risk of infection. There are lower rates of non-serious complaints such as itching and minor infections for affected wipes at this time. “
The company is also quick to note that COVID-19 has nothing to do with recall and bacteria detection. The company states that “there is no evidence to support the transmission of the COVID-19 associated with any [its] Products. ”If you have some malicious wipes, you can go ahead and tweak them, as you won’t have to return them to get a refund for your purchase price.