World News – CA – « Stop Using Immediately »: Many Well-Known Wipes Sold in Canada Recall Due to Fears of Infection


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Health Canada has launched a major recall of many wipe products sold in Halton Region and across Canada due to possible contamination that could cause infections

Recall affects Cottonelle & Cottonelle GentlePlus disposable wipes The company has reported that more than two million units of the affected products have been sold in Canada

« Some of the recalled products may have the presence of a common household microorganism, Pluralibacter gergoviae, » Health Canada said in a statement « Pluralibacter gergoviae rarely causes serious infections in healthy people People with weakened immune systems, who have a serious pre-existing disease, who have been treated with surgery or who belong to another susceptible group are at risk increased infection if they use the contaminated product « 

The affected products were sold from February 14, 2020, to Oct 7, 2020, Health Canada said

As of October 7, the company did not receive any reports of serious incidents or injuries in Canada

« Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and dispose of it, » the Health Canada recall says, adding that buyers should contact Kimberly-Clark (the distributor) for a refund and information on elimination

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World news – CA – « Immediately stop using »: Many well-known wipe products sold in Canada are recalled due to fears of infection



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