Recalled Sam’s Club baby wipes pose infection risk to babies and parents

Recall lawyers at Jones Ward PLC are warning consumers about harmful bacteria in baby wipes sold at Sam’s Club.

The members-only warehouse chain, part of Wal-Mart, issued a recall on October 10 to consumers who purchased Simply Right baby wipes in a 900-count package. The wipes, made by Nutek Disposables and First Quality Enterprises, are tainted with Burkholderia cepacia bacteria, which can cause severe respiratory infections in certain individuals, especially those with weakened immune systems.

Warning issued to customers

Sam’s Club removed all packages of affected Simply Right wipes from its store shelves, and issued the following statement to customers: “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 SamsClub.com”

The recalled packages were sold from June 30, 2014 until the recall date. Multiple customers of Sam’s Club have already contacted Jones Ward PLC with concerns about infection and other injuries. Sadly, customers falling sick from the bacteria are suffering from the exact same type of harm they were trying to avoid by purchasing hypoallergenic wipes for their cleaning needs.

The recall lawyers at Jones Ward PLC represent consumers injured by a variety of defective and recalled products, from baby wipes to automobiles and prosthetic hips to bank loans. For a free consultation, call Attorney Alex C. Davis at 502-882-6000 or send an email to alex@jonesward.com.