Huggies Baby Wipes Recall Will Not Be Issued Over Shiny Particles Found By Some Mothers

The makers of Huggies wipes say they have no plans to issue a recall, despite a number of complaints from parents who indicate that they found shiny, hard particles in the baby wipes, which have been described as “glass shards” and reportedly caused skin irritation for infants. 

Kimberly-Clark issued a statement recently on Huggies wipes, claiming that parents are seeing microfibers that are harmless to infants.

The manufacturer indicates that it will not issue a Huggies baby wipes recall, maintaining that there is no risk for infants.

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The statement came following a number of complaints that have surfaced on social media, where parents raised questions about the safety of Huggies baby wipes.

The complaints suggest that some infants showed signs of skin irritation, and some mothers have posted pictures and videos of what they say are glass shards in the wipes. They have called for the company to issue a recall of the affected wipes.

The manufacturer claims that they had the baby wipes independently tested, and found no evidence of glass or other dangerous materials in the wipes. In addition, they say that no glass is used in the manufacturing process.

“In extremely rare occasions, the manufacturing process can cause tiny particles of microfiber to form on the wipe that can be felt, but do not present a safety risk,” the company said in its statement. “Based on the findings of the independent testing, we are confident that our product is safe.”

The statement indicates that the shine being seen by concerned parents is most likely a shimmer caused by microfibers reflecting light.

According to the statement, the microfibers are used to give the wipes their softness and strength and are used in nearly all baby wipes. The company claims that the microfibers have been proven safe for decades and through hundreds of clinical tests and trials. In addition to the statement, the company has created a FAQ page addressing the issue.


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