Bacteria-laced baby wipe solution could create bigger mess than it cleans

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Health Canada is warning people not to use a brand of imported baby wipe solution because it's been found to be contaminated with bacteria.
The product is called Foaming Baby Wipes Solution and it is made by Northern Essences of Georgia.
The solution is contaminated with Micrococcus bacteria, which can cause urinary tract or skin infections or even more serious problems in people with weakened immune systems.
Health Canada says it hasn't been informed of any problems related to the product being used in Canada to date.
But it says retailers should pull it from their shelves and people who have bought the solution should throw out what they have left.
Health Canada doesn't know how many units of the product have been sold in Canada, but it is working with the Canada Border Services Agency to stop further imports.
Several Canadian retailers are listed on the manufacturer's website as selling the solution, Health Canada says. They are Boutique Pousse-Pousse in Longueil, Que., Vive la vie in Ste-Marie de Beauce, Que., Calins et Popotin in Montreal, and A Mother's Touch in Ottawa.
But the product is also available for sale online and may be sold in other stores as well.
The solution is in a clear bottle with a white label and carries the universal product code 2008100227.

Organizations: Health Canada, Canada Border Services Agency

Geographic location: Canada, Toronto, Georgia Longueil Ste-Marie de Beauce Montreal Ottawa

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