If you bought any of these disposable wipes, throw them away immediately

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Mike Wehner

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  • Cottonelle has recalled several lots of its disposable wipes due to the possibility that they have been contaminated with bacteria.
  • The bacteria is fairly mild, but those with compromised immune systems may be at greater risk of a serious reaction.
  • You can request a refund from the company on the recall page.

Everyone is more than a little bit on edge regarding the cleanliness of their homes these days thanks to the coronavirus pandemic that continues to claim lives around the world. Cleaning products like disposable wipes are a highly sought-after item for obvious reasons, and Cottonelle is one of the biggest brands in the business. Unfortunately, the company has been forced to issue a recall of some of its disposable wipes after an investigation revealed that they may be tainted with a bacteria. That's right, the cleaning wipes had bacteria on them. Oops!

The bacteria, Pluralibacter gergoviae, is relatively mild in terms of the impact it can have on a person. In fact, most people won't have much of a reaction at all to coming into contact with the bug, but as HealthDigest notes, those with weakened immune systems may be at risk for more serious complications, and Kimberly-Clark, the parent company of Cottonelle, is taking no chances when it comes to making people sick, so it's issued a recall.

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