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Some Cottonelle flushable wipes have been recalled for possible bacterial contamination

October 14, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Alice White displays a package of Cottonelle single use flushable wipes at Pucci's Leader Pharmacy in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. A proposal by Assemblyman Richard Bloom, D-Santa Monica, that would require products that cannot be flushed down the toilet to be clearly labeled as such was approved by the Assembly Appropriations Committee, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. It now goes for a vote in the Assembly. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Kimberly-Clark is recalling some of its Cottonelle Flushable Wipes products due to the possible presence of bacteria that can lead to infection in some individuals.

(CNN)Kimberly-Clark is recalling some of its Cottonelle Flushable Wipes products due to the possible presence of bacteria that can lead to infection in some individuals.

The bacteria detected in the affected packages of flushable wipes is called pluralibacter gergoviae, a bacteria known to bring about infections in immunocompromised people and cause numerous recalls of cosmetic products.

"Pluralibacter gergoviae rarely causes serious infections in healthy individuals," Kimberly-Clark said on its product recall information page.

The recall impacts only certain packages of Cottonelle Flushable Wipes and Cottonelle Flushable Wipes GentlePlus products produced between February 7 and September 14 of this year.

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