Health Canada is recalling Cottonelle GentlePlus flushable wipes because the lot may be contaminated with the microorganism Pluralibacter gergoviae.
Pluralibacter gergoviae is a common household microorganism that rarely causes serious infections in healthy individuals. Individuals with weakened immune systems or who suffer from a pre-existing condition are at an increased risk of infection if they use the contaminated product.
The recall involves Cottonelle & Cottonelle GentlePlus Flushable Wipes products. The affected products were sold from February 14, 2020, to October 7, 2020.
There have been no reports of incidents or serious injuries in Canada. Customers should stop using the product immediately and dispose of it. For more information visit: healthycanadians.gc.ca