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Baby-wipe solution laced with bacteria

Consumers should stop using a brand of imported baby-wipe solution because it is contaminated, warns Health Canada.

Consumers should stop using a brand of imported baby-wipe solution because it is contaminated with bacteria, Health Canada warned Thursday.

Foaming Baby Wipes Solution by Northern Essences of Georgia is contaminated with Micrococcus bacteria, which may cause urinary tract infections, skin infections, or result in more serious complications in people with weakened immune systems, the agency said.

Anyone who bought the solution should throw it out with their regular household garbage, Health Canada said. The department also advised retailers to pull it from their shelves.

Health Canada has not received any complaints related to the use of this product.

Its not known how many units of the product have been sold in Canada, but Health Canada is working with Canada Border Services Agency to stop future shipments from entering the country.

Health Canada said the manufacturer's website lists several Canadian retailers selling the product:

  • Boutique Pousse-Pousse (Longueil, Que.)
  • Calins et Popotin (Montreal).
  • A Mother's Touch (Ottawa).
  • Vive la vie (Ste-Marie de Beauce, Que.)

It is also sold on the Northern Essence website and may be available at other stores, Health Canada said.