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Baby wipes recalled

Published: 8:22AM Thursday September 15, 2011 Source: Newstalk ZB

  • Woolworths Homebrand baby wipes (Source: Supplied)
    Woolworths Homebrand baby wipes - Source: Supplied

Progressive Enterprises is recalling several brands of baby wipes from their supermarkets, after they were found to contain a dangerous preservative.

They include Woolworths Homebrand, Select scented wipes and Precious flushable wipes.

The wipes contain the chemical iodopropynyl butylcarbamate carba mate or IPBC, which was originally used as a paint and wood preservative and more recently in cosmetics.

IPBC is believed to cause allergic reactions and is already banned in many other cosmetic products for children.

It is unsafe for people to breathe in the vapours of the chemical.