Actress Jessica Alba, co-founder of The Honest Company, has responded to consumer complaints by voluntarily recalling moldy baby wipes from stores.

Consumers took their complaints to social media by posting Facebook.com images of the baby wipes with spots of mold.

The 36-year-old mother-of-2 said she was inspired to create the company due to her own history of childhood illnesses.

According to company bosses, the recall is limited to baby wipes sold only in the U.S. and Canada.

via WENN.com -- The recall was put into effect "out of abundance of caution", with executives stressing it is unlikely that the mold is a danger to consumers, who are being asked to return relevant items to their place of purchase for a full refund.

This is not the first drama Alba, 36, and her The Honest Company partners have faced - in January, company executives were forced to recall an organic baby powder due to skin irritation concerns, and bosses also faced a $5 million class action lawsuit in 2015 when consumers alleged the firm's SPF 30 sunscreen was not only ineffective but caused burns. That case is still pending, but the sunscreen's ingredients have since been modified.

The Honest Company was founded in 2011. The company prides itself on providing natural, safe, chemical-free products aimed at children and families.

Stores that carry the company's products include Walmart, Target, Whole Foods, Costco, Buy Buy Baby and Nordstrom. 80% of the company's sales are through Amazon.com and the company's website.

Photo by Mat Hayward/Getty Images

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    It happens. Companies have recalls all the time. Find the flaw, correct it, move on.

  • MookieFly

    Where are the images of moldy wipes? I'm trying to see how serious this was. Mold ain't never hurt nobody. Unless it's black mold. Just cut around it

  • Renee26

    I wanted to see the pics too....but I surely wouldn't rub anything moldy on my skin nor my baby's

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I updated the post with pics.

  • Minkie Babie

    Yes people if you want everything all natural there are shelf lives. Preservatives are good for mass production.

  • Please Stop The Madness

    She stays in hot water with this company. They stay getting sued or worse over the products. Close the company or get it together Jessica

  • Taylordanes

    Lets NOT forget she stole this whole idea from a BLACK WOMAN!!!!! and never compensated her....

  • Taylordanes

    this compay has had WAY to many issues with recalls and DIS honesty

  • sunni_daze

    And that's why she's failing.

  • sunni_daze

    More like DisHonest this isn't the first complaint or recall for this company, putting babies at risk.

  • Erin

    Its mold because its been on the shelf too long and the retailers don't want to mark it down so it can sale quick instead they leave it and hope the consumers don't notice.

  • Yoni7

    Really? Do tell.

  • Cricket404

    Smart girl, her and Jessica Simpson put their celebrity to good use.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    They just need to pull this entire line of baby products. It's always something with this company.

  • Renee26

    This was what I was thinking too...or poor packaging

  • Athena Panagakos

    ^THIS^

  • Renee26

    Well since they are pushing the all natural organic items that makes them be held to a higher standard than other companies...and I'm sure they are more expensive too. They have to be on their P's and Q's in all aspects. I can't fathom how sunscreen could burn the skin if it's really all natural....they need to get it together

  • NicoleZee

    Her company has had a lot of complaints from people so I never even thought of buying her products. I just stick to more affordable and well known baby brands that have been around for years. Me and my son use Pure 'n Gentle fragrance free wipes available at Walmart, only 98 cents! They're great! And furthermore, it's a baby wipe that goes in the trash after using it, it shouldn't cost more than one or two dollars per pack!!! Geeesh, these higher prices on baby products makes no sense when they outgrow everything so fast anyway. Don't even get me started on expensive diapers when you can buy the Parent's Choice brand at Walmart for less!! I love those too!

  • AlwaysPi7

    Her products been called out before for not being so honest about ingredients etc

  • Nonya Bizness

    The commissary on the base near where I live is HORRIBLE for having expired products. One day I took the entire shelf of Visine to the register, because they were all expired. Another time I took all the Frozen Betty Crocker Choc Chip Cookies to the register. A few weeks ago I picked up a bottle of Gold Peak Sweet Tea from the Bulk Aisle,not the Refrigerator. A few seconds after I put it in my cart something told me to check the date. It expired in OCTOBER. Same with some seasoned pork loin I was looking at the same day. Expired. I'm starting to wonder if that's why the Commissaries are able to sell at a lower price, because the products are near expiration or expired already. Their expiration dates are never as far out for the same products at different stores.

  • NicoleZee

    She needs to just close the company down. Her products have gotten bad reviews and complaints before. I wouldn't be surprised if more companies lie about actual ingredients. Organic my ass! It's false advertising and very misleading if a company is lying about how they manufacture and produce products. Just be honest, damn. People will still by your product if it's of good use and reputable, whether its organic or not. I don't buy her products and never would, Her being a celebrity does not make any difference. These celebrities just put their name to a product and hike up the price when you can get a much better deal at Walmart or on Amazon! All the while people are working in sweatshops and being paid less than minimum wage in some countries just to make a product not worth its price. SMDH!

  • VV

    I tried this company and do not like the products at all.

  • Taylordanes

    All TRUTH!!!!!!!!

  • Taylordanes
  • starbright9449

    The dummies said themselves that they didn't think they needed to reapply sunscreen. We're talking about Caucasian skin, idc what kind of sunscreen they use, they're gonna burn if out in the sun too long. Don't blame the sunscreen cause the sun burned you lol.

  • starbright9449

    Products made with natural, organic ingredients due spoil and turn rancid quicker than product made with harmful chemicals and preservatives. People are so used to those brands that their momma's momma used all because it's been around a long time, well those brands are why a lot of people have been getting cancer and other health issues that came out the blue. Putting crap on your skin that's getting absorbed into your body.

  • starbright9449

    I've only known of two, including this issue.

  • Crazy tee

    Same problem with our food....that's why so many people are getting cancer

  • yallcrazy

    Truth. Its so expensive to live healthy though.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Very true... organic products will spoil... When I want a pretty fruit bowl I buy regular fruit with pesticides on them because they last a very long time and my fruit bowl looks really pretty. When I want to eat fruit I buy only organic...

  • Quitedeliteful

    I've never tried any of her products. What don't you like?

  • Quitedeliteful

    Whuut?!? I didn't know. Ima have to look this up...

  • Dowoop

    Yup, but they will keep using Johnsons even though it causes cancer.

  • Renee26

    I thought the cream itself had burned them; I must have read it wrong

  • lilli lilian

    Seems like my favorite grocery store REFUSES to markdown those overpriced Organic Medley Mixes ( Kale, Chard, Spinach, etc). They overstock it, and it barely sells except when there's a $2 off coupon. Even though they know it will sellout at a $2 discount, they fight it for as long as they can until it starts turning brown, soggy and shriveled up.They rather let it go bad then discount it....Maybe they can't afford discount anymore because they're running short on their millions or billions since they spent ALL of 2016 releasing a new commercial every few weeks that featured star athletes.

  • lilli lilian

    "voluntarily recalling moldy baby wipes from stores". I don't get, did she have a choice not to recall them?

  • Lolalao

    Right.

  • Lolalao

    I thought I read about problems before.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Where are you located or what branch I guess I should ask.

  • Shira Harding-James

    She won't close it, because are buying the junk

  • VV

    The diapers are super thin and not very absorbent. The shampoos dried my babies hair out. I wouldn't refer them to anyone. I'd rather use Aveeno or even Johnson & Johnson's natural line.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Wow... their marketing is really effective because they present themselves as having quality products yet more than one recall.

  • Felicia Kelley

    EXACTLY!!!!

    My daughter in law is using Johnson & Johnson.. I suggested coconut oil.. She states and I quote, " the coconut smell makes me vomit".. The irony is, she's Filipino. Cannot tell these young folks shit.. Unless you're White and rich...

  • dontgetblocked

    This chick is worth nearly 350 million dollars due to this bullshyt Honest company. It's truly unbelievable. Jessica Simpson is worth 150 million from her company. I've got to learn the secret. It seems like white people get everything. We have to rap or sing to make any real money.

  • Anunnaki

    Its and undercover block on Blacks in this country that's why you don't see many millionaire black women in business, unless its music,sports...etc. and the hand few that did make it was bought out....to the white man. black have to learn keep that money in the family like they do, and quit selling.

  • dontgetblocked

    I don't care for the products either. Waste of money. It's just white people trendy. I like Alaffia products...shea butter, black soap, helps educate and employ African mothers in the community. Great stuff.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Me too. All natural and great for our skin.

  • Jheri Curl

    word.

  • ?Time2Shine?

    Or do self embarrassing reality shows.?

  • Jussjess25

    Now thats a fact!! But jessica got nice clothes, shoes and perfume.. I cNt lie

  • Jussjess25

    Wait... Johnson's causes cancer?

  • Jussjess25

    ????

  • Jussjess25

    But you know she aint making products for babies of color..

  • Dowoop

    Yup, some lady just won millions from them. She was putting baby powder in her drawers and it gave her cancer. Don't ask me why she was putting baby powder in her drawers though.

  • Dowoop

    You should print out the article about how it causes cancer and just leave it on her doorstep with a bottle of coconut oil.

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    I just saw a clip of the last Bad Girls Club.... The black girls got their clothes and things ruined by pee and poops, destroyed properties as the producers let the other yt girls do it.. Who got the boot?? The black girls..

    Now the black twins do lesbian incest thing to get some money... Such a sad thing to go through

  • VV

    Exactly! I threw all of their products away. Plus, its not for colored folks lol

  • VV

    I was just responding that to someone. Sure ain't! Lesson learned.

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    Natural products have a shorter life span than chemicals.

    I am sure after opening you need less than a week to finish the wipes.

    My organic tomatoes always get rotten so quick. But at the same time, it motivates me to eat them all

  • ?Time2Shine?

    That is why I stopped watching almost a decade ago. The black woken stay looking worse in these situations. Smh

  • Not Down With The BS

    Wow! Thanks for this article, Sandra. I bought two 10-pack wipes for travel two weeks ago. I just confirmed with the company that my remaining pack has a recalled lot number. Smh!

  • Jussjess25

    Oo yes.. there was something in the powder. Yea thats a black thing. I remeber as a kidd getting out if a bath and putting powder on your chest and a little in your draws ?. I stop that yrs ago. Somehow the powder made you feel extra fresh

  • Dowoop

    Lol...I did that as a kid too but didnt carry it into adulthood. My kids are 7 and 8 and i dont even do that with them anymore but i do know the fresh feeling you were talking about.

  • Redhead Bandit

    Sue her, and the company if you get sick!

  • Redhead Bandit

    I'm hollering!

  • Not Down With The BS

    On it, Redhead!!!

  • Shira Harding-James

    Love her shoes!