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Infected with dangerous bacteria: popular napkins are withdrawn from sale in the USA

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

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The bacteria found in the infected wipes are called pluralibacter gergoviae and can cause infections in immunocompromised people. Due to their presence, various cosmetic products have been repeatedly withdrawn from sale.

“Pluralibacter gergoviae rarely causes serious infections in healthy people,” Kimberly-Clark said on its product recall page. “However, people with weakened immune systems are at increased risk of infection.”

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The revocation procedure will only affect certain batches of Cottonelle Flushable Wipes and Cottonelle Flushable Wipes GentlePlus released between February 7 and September 14 this year. All other Cottonelle wipes and other Cottonelle products are safe to use.

To find out if a product you purchased is unsafe, look for the batch number at the bottom of its packaging. Then check the data on manufacturer's website.

Photo: cottonelle.com

The company said that currently the number of dissatisfied with napkins is small. Among the reported complaints, the most common complaints are skin irritation and minor infections.

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