Class Eligibility

All Persons in the United States who (a) purchased or acquired (including by gift) Recalled Baby Wipes on October 25, 2013 and through to October 25, 2014 for or on behalf of themselves or a third party or minor child over whom they have custody and control as a caregiver, parent or guardian, or to be given as a gift to another Person; (b) are the parent or guardian of a minor child who purchased or acquired (including by gift) Recalled Baby Wipes on October 25, 2013 and through to October 25, 2014; or (c) was exposed to the Recalled Baby Wipes purchased between October 25, 2013 and through to October 25, 2014 whereby such exposure resulted in a Qualifying Symptom, including any Guardian, Executor, Administrator or other representative of any Person exposed to the Recalled Baby Wipes whereby such exposure resulted in a Qualifying Symptom.

“Recalled Baby Wipes” means the baby wipes manufactured by Nutek that were sold in the United States and subject to the Recall including, but not limited to, those under the brand names Cuties, Diapers.com, Fred’s, Kidgets, Member’s Mark, Simply Right, Sunny Smiles, Tender Touch, and Well Beginnings, as well as feminine wipes manufactured under the Femtex brand.

Qualifying Symptom(s)” means any one or more of the following symptoms or conditions, including any associated emotional distress or mental anguish, caused by Burkholderia cepacia from the use of, or exposure to, the Recalled Baby Wipes: (a) skin infections or irritation including dermatitis, folliculitis, rash, abscess, or boil caused by Burkholderia cepacia; (b) bacterial genitourinary tract infections caused by Burkholderia cepacia; (c) recovery of Burkholderia cepacia from any location on a Settlement Class Member’s body where he or she experienced an infection from the use of, or exposure to, the Recalled Baby Wipes; or (d) pneumonia or bacteremia in persons with a primary or secondary immunodeficiency disorder or who have a chronic lung disease such as cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis or chronic granulomatous disease where the condition is caused by Burkholderia cepacia.

Estimated Amount

Varies

This settlement has three categories:

  • Claims Category 1: Any person who purchased or acquired Recalled Baby Wipes may file one or more claims under Claims Category 1 to potentially receive a combined maximum payment of up to $9.00. Up to $100,000 of the Settlement Fund will be allocated to pay Claims under Claims Category 1, which amount may be increased to the extent there are residual unclaimed claims category 2 or 3 funds available to pay claims Category 1 claims.
  • Claims Category 2: Any person who suffered bodily injury or Qualifying Symptoms of a de minimis (meaning minor or insignificant) nature as a result of their use of the Recalled Baby Wipes may file a Claim under Claims Category 2 to potentially receive a payment of up to $15.00. Up to $250,000 of the Settlement Fund will be allocated to pay Claims under Claims Category 2.
  • Claims Category 3: Any person who suffered Qualifying Symptoms of a transitory nature as a result of their use of the Recalled Baby Wipes may file a Claim under Claims Category 3 to potentially receive a payment of up to $750.00. Persons who suffered Qualifying Symptoms of a non-transitory nature may file a Claim under Claims Category 3 to potentially receive a payment of up to $8,000.00. Up to $300,000 of the Settlement Fund will be allocated to pay Claims under Claims Category 3.

Proof of Purchase

Yes

Case Name

Jones, et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc., et al.,
Case No. 14-cv-6305
District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Case Summary

Plaintiffs filed lawsuits in various federal district courts claiming that Defendants sold, manufactured, distributed, or marketed certain previously recalled Baby Wipes products that may have been contaminated with the bacteria, Burkholderia cepacia, which allegedly caused certain users to suffer skin infections or irritation, bacterial genitourinary tract infections, or other symptoms. Several of these lawsuits were voluntarily dismissed and refiled in Federal District Court for the Eastern District of New York as Jones et al. v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. et al., Case No. 14-cv-06305-LDW-ARL (E.D.N.Y.). Defendants deny these allegations and deny any wrongdoing of any kind.

Settlement Pool

$650,000

Deadline

11/27/2017

Contact


Recalled Baby Wipes Settlement Administration
c/o Dahl Administration
P.O. Box 3614
Minneapolis, MN 55402-0614
1-888-218-0349
info@JonesvNutekClassSettlement.com

18 responses to “Nutek Recalled Baby Wipes Class Action Settlement”

  1. ROSEANN DITTO says:

    thank yoiu

  2. l reyor says:

    should have kept my receipts shoot

    ADMIN – Hi Reyor,

    Like the song says: “Shoulda, coulda, woulda”.

  3. Marissa says:

    I think it’s pretty ridiculous that a receipt is needed to file a claim under Category 1. Any chance they revise this terms? Thanks in advance.

    ADMIN – Hi Marissa,

    I don’t think so, but you can always call class counsel.

    • Kevin Balega says:

      Is there a way I would be able to get these receipts again through Sams club?
      I know i Purchased 2 cases over that period of time. Just as a normality, i shred receipts after approx. six months. Just do not like to have the clutter.
      Kevin

      ADMIN – Hi Kevin,

      That question is best directed to Sam’s Club. Give them a call.

  4. Deziraye Wald says:

    How the heck are you supposed to keep up with or find a receipt from 3 yrs ago!? That’s crazy. What about pictures and a doctors note stating that the rash my baby had was caused from the wipes?

    ADMIN – Hi Dezi,

    You could always call the admin and see if they will take alternative evidence.

  5. Donna Coleman says:

    REALLY! My baby is 4 now we used those by the case and thought it was diaper rash until the recall…ugh! Who knew I needed to save receipts back then!! So WRONG! If I saved receipts for everything I bought the house would look like a hoarders home…. good greif!

    ADMIN – Hi Donna,

    I have made it my habit to keep digital versions of all my receipts.

  6. chelsea says:

    wow really i have no proof now as it been 3years dam this sucks

    ADMIN – Hi Chelsea,

    I agree.

  7. Ana ramirez says:

    Yes i did purches some

    ADMIN – Hi Ana,

    Did your child get a rash and did you keep your receipts?

  8. Rebecca Sierra says:

    Hola soy Rebeca favor comunicarse en relación a su correspondencia sobre las toallitas

    ADMIN – Hola Rebbeca,

    Nosotros no somos los administradores de este caso. Usted debe comunicarse con el teléfono que le proveen en la correspondencia.

  9. Sarah Fletcher says:

    I am in the same boat as other moms. I bought these wipes by the case and obviously I did not keep the receipts as it was from 3 years ago.

  10. connie rodriguez says:

    I received a postcard with my id number but it got wet and I could not read the numbers can you find me in the system again you must know who I am because you sent me a card with my claimant id number.

    ADMIN – Hi Connie,

    We are not the class action administrators. Their contact information is listed above. Just scroll up.

  11. Jo Wortham says:

    I will call Sam’s Club tomorrow for my receipts…

    ADMIN – Hi Jo,

    Don’t bother, you are too late.

  12. Jo Wortham says:

    I received rashes but at the time did not know it was the wipes bought from Sam’s Club…

    ADMIN – Hi Jo,

    Regardless you are too late to participate.

  13. Marchelle I Olsem says:

    Yes, I have! I bought the cuties and member’s mark. Also some famine wipes too! I never saved the the receipts ! My grandson suffered on going rashes and for me a lot of aggression. There should be away to be on class action settlement!?
    Marchelle Olsem

    ADMIN – Hi Marchelle,

    You may no longer be a part of this settlement as the deadline has passed.

  14. Kj says:

    What if i have a product that puts me in the store in early 2014 around the time the bactetia was on the baby wipes.

    ADMIN – Hi KJ,

    The deadline has passed and you no longer have recourse.

  15. Q.G says:

    When will payments be distributed out?

    ADMIN – Hi Q,

    This case remains under appeals.

  16. Dario Rivera says:

    We have a number ID from this class action we bought the wipes at Sam’s club cause of this my daughter develop abscess in her private part ending in the hospital for more then a week and having surgery because of it , highs fevers, and send home with a open wound to be take care by us for another week, was very stresfull mentally and we decide to option out and suit on our own because what they offer in the class action is a joke.

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