Cottonelle® Flushable Wipes Lawsuit

About Cottonelle® Flushable Wipes 

Cottonelle® Flushable Wipes, created by the same company as the popular Cottonelle® Toliet Paper, advertises their personal cleansing wipes as flushable, plastic-free, alcohol-free wet wipes providing you a refreshing clean that immediately break down their biodegradable tree pulp-based fibers after flushing. They are considered septic-safe wipes. 


Which Flushable Wipes were Recalled?

On October 12, 2020 Kimberly-Clark, the manufacturer of the commonly used personal care products, announced a recall of its wipes sold throughout the United States. The recall is limited to specific wipes of Cottonelle® Flushable Wipes and Cottonelle® GentlePlus Flushable Wipes manufactured between February 7, 2020 – September 14, 2020, that were deemed not safe to use due to bacterial contamination. 


Recalled Cottonelle® wipes include: 

  • Cottonelle® Flushable Wipes
  • Cottonelle® GentlePlus Flushable Wipes
  • Cottonelle® FreshFeel Flushable Wet Wipes for Adults


Why were Cottonelle® Flushable Wipes recalled?

Pluralibacter gergoviae, a strain of bacteria, was detected in the Cottonelle® Flushable Wipes during product testing. Retailers, such as Costco and Amazon, began warning consumers of the flushable wipes that their products may contain this strain of bacteria. Although this bacteria rarely causes serious infections in healthy individuals, it can be dangerous for those with a weakened immune system or serious pre-existing conditions. 


About Pluralibacter Gergoviae Bacteria

This bacteria is an opportunistic pathogen that can cause various kinds of infections including, but not limited to:  

  • UTI
  • Irritation, rash, infections
  • Abscesses
  • Fistulas


Injured from Cottonelle® Flushable Wipes?

If you or a loved one were injured from the use of Cottonelle® Flushable Wipes, you may be entitled to compensation.  Our experienced attorneys know how to take on big corporations and insurance companies. We’re available 24/7 – contact us today for a free legal consultation.

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