Cottonelle & GentlePlus Flushable Wipes Recall [Canada]


Cottonelle & GentlePlus Flushable Wipes Recall [Canada]

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Canada FlagCanada/Ottawa: Kimberly-Clark Inc., a Mississauga, Ontario establishment, recalls an estimated 2,064,860 packages of Cottonelle Flushable Wipes and Cottonelle GentlePlus Flushable Wipes from the Canadian marketplace due to Pluralibacter gergoviae bacterial contamination and consequential risks of Gram-negative bacterial infection, severe illness and/or possible life-changing complications, all serious health hazards.

HCSC: http://ht.ly/XKy030rfuUG

Direct link: https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2020/73975r-eng.php

Additional information:
Health Canada/Santé Canada (“HCSC”) reports the following Flushable Wipes are subject to this recall:

  • Cottonelle Flushable Wipes, sold in flip top, 42-count packages with a UPC of 036000449327
  • Cottonelle Flushable Wipes, sold in flip top, 2 pack by 42-count packages with a UPC of 036000359701
  • Cottonelle Flushable Wipes, sold in flip top, 4-pack by 42-count packages with a UPC of 036000434781
  • Cottonelle Flushable Wipes, sold in flip top, CA pallet 10-pack by 56 count packages with a UPC of 036000486742
  • Cottonelle GentlePlus Flushable Wipes, sold in flip top, 42-count packages with a UPC of 036000497762
  • Cottonelle GentlePlus Flushable Wipes, sold in flip top, 2-pack by 42 count packages with a UPC of 036000489859

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled Flushable Wipe products can be found on the Web site above.

==> No NDCs, DINs, item numbers, best-before date codes, manufacturing date codes, production dates, expiry dates, regulatory approval designations, registration numbers, agency approval designations or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to Health Canada, this recall was initiated due to certain packages of Cottonelle Flushable Wipes and Cottonelle GentlePlus Flushable Wipes products being contaminated with Pluralibacter gergoviae bacteria. Infants, people with weakened immune systems, who suffer from a serious pre-existing condition, who have recently undergone a surgical procedure or belong to another immunosensitive group are at particular risk of infection if they use any of the contaminated Flushable Wipes in a reasonable manner expected with its intended use.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Flushable Wipe products, please do not use them. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm drug poisoning or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any drug, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure pets and small children can’t access the suspect food.

If you have any further questions, comments or complaints about this recall, please contact Kimberly-Clark Inc. toll-free at 1-800-414-0165 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Standard Time, Monday to Friday or on the Web at https://www.cottonelle.com/en-ca/contact-us.

Please note: the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Flushable Wipe products, please search for “wipes” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to bacterial contamination hazards, please search for “bacterial” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Kimberly-Clark Inc., please search for “Kimberly-Clark” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold under the Cottonelle brand, please search for “Cottonelle” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
HCSC ID number: RA-74165
Recalls Direct RIN: 13664-2020
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