Have You Suffered Injuries From Contaminated Cottonelle Wipes?

Class action lawsuit alleges that Cottonelle Flushable Wipes and Cottonelle GentlePlus Flushable Wipes may have been contaminated with bacteria

If your Cottonelle flushable wipes were part of the product recall due to infection risk, we would like to hear your story and discuss your legal options.

Consumers deserve better. Our law firm is holding major corporations accountable.

What is this class action about?

Slater Vecchio LLP is in the process of investigating a proposed class action lawsuit against Kimberly-Clark Corporation and Kimberly-Clark Canada Inc on behalf of Canadians who purchased certain lots of Cottonelle Flushable Wipes and Cottonelle GentlePlus Flushable Wipes between February 7, 2020 and October 8, 2020 from retailers such as Amazon, Costco and others.

Kimberly-Clark, manufacturer of popular personal care products, recently announced a recall of its Cottonelle Flushable Wipes, Cottonelle GentlePlus Flushable Wipes, and Cottonelle FreshFeel Flushable Wet Wipes for Adults, among others, over bacterial contamination.

The lawsuit alleges that certain lots of Cottonelle Flushable Wipes and Cottonelle GentlePlus Flushable Wipes were contaminated with Pluralibacter Gergovaie bacteria, which has the potential to cause infections in both healthy individuals and those with compromised immune systems.

This strain of bacteria is an opportunistic pathogen that can cause serious infection in humans. Individuals who have a weakened immune system, suffer from pre-existing conditions, have been treated surgically, or belong to another sensitive group of persons are at particular risk of harm. Cottonelle is recalling all affected products.

Who is affected?

Affected lots of disposable wet wipes have been recalled by Kimberly-Clark, and may have been purchased by Canadians at Costco or other locations. If you purchased Cottonelle Flushable Wipes and/or Cottonelle GentlePlus Flushable Wipes after February 7, 2020, you may be affected.

What should I do?

If you think you may have sustained injuries from using these wipes, save the packaging and your receipt

Submit the form on this page with your information, and Slater Vecchio will periodically update you with how the class action is progressing.

The following table outlines the products that are affected

Package UPC Product Description
036000449327 Cottonelle® Flushable Wipes, Flip Top, 42 Count
036000359701 Cottonelle® Flushable Wipes, Flip Top, 2 PK x 42 Count
036000434781 Cottonelle® Flushable Wipes, Flip Top, 4 PK x 42 Count
036000486742 Cottonelle® Flushable Wipes, Flip Top, CA Pallet 10 PK x 56 Count
036000497762 Cottonelle® GentlePlus Flushable Wipes, Flip Top, 42 Count
036000489859 Cottonelle® GentlePlus Flushable Wipes, Flip Top, 2 PK x 42 Count

List of documents filed under Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Filed NOCC - October 20th 2020