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How Do You Know If Your Cottonelle Wipes Are Contaminated?

Are My Cottonelle Wipes Contaminated?

News has been circulating surrounding the recent recall of Cottonell Flushable Wipes. In short, if you have not heard, Kimberly-Clark issued a recall after finding out that certain lots of their products have been contaminated by a certain bacteria, injuring some consumers, and making others sick. Of course, a Class Action Lawsuit followed up this recall to protect purchasers of the product.

If you have recently purchased one of these products and are just hearing this news now, fear not!

First off, the company has already recalled its tainted products, so they are likely off the shelves at this point. However, if you are still not absolutely sure of what you should do, we at Consider The Consumer will be more than happy to lend you a hand.  

  • Check Your Purchase Online

If you just purchased either the Cottonelle Flushable Wipes and/or CottonellePlus Flushable Wipes from your local store and now you’re worried they may be contaminated, we’d urge you to use Kimberly-Clark’s new online feature that details this recall.

Of course, only certain lots of these products that are believed to be tainted, so please check, and double check, on the company’s website to see whether or not your purchase was in those specific lots.  

  • Lookout For The Possible Signs of Contamination

If you are having trouble locating the lot number of your product, or do not have access to the website, don’t worry! In backchecking the consumer complaints that have been documented, it seems as if you may know you have an infected Cottonelle product if it has dark-brown spots on its surface as well as mildew-like odors. 

Similarly, if you have used a product without knowing if it was good or bad, we urge you to monitor your health during the immediate twenty-four (24) hour period.

Infections attributed to P. gergoviae, the contaminant in question, are very hard to pinpoint and cure. If you feel any form of discomfort during the aforementioned period as well as during the next few days, contact your trusted physician and healthcare provider.

Editor’s note on How To You Know If Your Cottonelle Wipes Are Contaminated?

This feature piece is created to keep you in the know and inform you of what you should do if you believe that you are one of the consumers who have bought or used any of the two contaminated Cottonelle Flushable Wipes and/or the Cottonelle GentlePlus Flushable Wipes products.

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