The Honest Company Baby Wipes

The Honest Company is recalling certain lots of baby wipes that could contain what is likely a harmless mold, according to a company recall notice.

Certain lots of these Wipes are being voluntarily recalled due to the possible presence of mold. Honest Company believes the affected product is not likely to cause adverse health consequences, however, impacted wipes do have a spotted discoloration and the aesthetics are unacceptable. Out of an abundance of caution, The Honest Company has decided to voluntarily recall certain lots of this product.

According to the Food and Drug Administration, mold can appear on wipes if they’re stored in temperatures that are too hot or cold, because “the preservatives that protect against bacteria and mold may break down and not be able to do their job.” Honest didn’t cite a reason for its mold issue, but Gavigan said the company has begun ramped-up cleaning, sampling, inspections and testing procedures at its manufacturing sites since investigating the moldy wipes.

The recall includes certain 10-, 72-, 288- and 576-count packs of wipes; check wipes.honest.com/limitedvoluntaryrecall for exact lot codes to know if you have an affected package.

All affected products have been removed from our shelves. In order to keep our customers as safe as possible, we are requesting that if you have purchased any of these products from Kirk Market, you are urged to dispose of it immediately or return the product with receipt for a full refund.

We would like to assure the community that we take all issued recalls very seriously and employ a proactive and meticulous approach to food safety and health. We are continuing to monitor this situation.