Published on December 04, 2020

Inspection for removal of wipes contaminated with a bacterium


A team of inspectors from the National Directorate of Medicines visited the Kimberly-Clark company's plant, located on the road to San Juan Opico, in response to a warning to investigate the emergency generated by the contamination of Huggies wipes, produced in Colombia, between March 27 and July 28, 2020.

The DNM technicians found that the company, on its own initiative, began a product recall and is carrying out an entire procedure to remove the wipes contaminated by bacteria from the market.

Within the voluntary withdrawal plan, clients, distributors, marketers, and consumers are informed that a period of four months has been estimated, starting on November 16th, for the collection of all product.  Finally, it was verified and sealed in the Kimberly-Clark warehouses in Central America, to establish the mechanism for its destruction.

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