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Recall: baby wipes may have bacterial contamination

Sam's Club is asking customers to return a baby care product for concerns it may have bacterial contamination.

On Friday, Sam's Club emailed customers informing them of that Simply Right Baby Care Premium Wipes may contaminated with B. cepacia bacteria. The email goes on to say that the bacteria should not effect healthy individuals but could pose a risk to those \"with weakened immune systems or chronic lung diseases.\"

Some customers in Wisconsin did receive the email. The company is offering refunds with the product's return.

Full Statement from Sam's Club:

October 10, 2014

Simply Right Baby Wipes

You are receiving this message because Sam's Club's records indicate that you recently purchased Simply Right baby wipes.

The safety of our members and their families is a top priority at Sam's Club. Our supplier, Nutek Disposables, Inc., has advised us that some Simply Right branded baby wipes offered for sale at Sam's Clubs beginning June 30th of this year may be contaminated with B. cepacia bacteria. According to the Centers for Disease Control, this bacteria “poses little medical risk to healthy people. However, people who have certain health problems like weakened immune systems or chronic lung diseases, particularly cystic fibrosis may be more susceptible to infections with B. cepacia.”

As soon as we learned that some of these baby wipes may not meet our safety and quality standards, we voluntarily directed all clubs to remove the product from our shelves and website and placed an electronic block at our registers so the item can't be purchased. We continue to work with our supplier to quickly understand the facts and necessary next steps.

Any consumer who purchased affected product should discontinue further use and promptly return any remaining product to Sam's Club for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: Contact Sam's Club toll-free at (888) 746-7726 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. CT Sunday or anytime online at www.samsclub.com and then click “Contact Us” for more information.


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