Moms across the social media sites are up in arms after finding tiny shiny particles in the Huggies Baby Wipes that are irritating the skin of their babies. Huggies, who has been contacted by some of these moms, assures folks that the baby wipes are safe. Moms who witnessed the skin irritation on their infants beg to differ with Huggies’ findings.
Some of the complaints are referring to the tiny shards as “glass,” but Huggies states that there is no glass involved when manufacturing the baby wipes. Huggies believes the particles that the parents are complaining about is “a rare case of fibers combining,” which poses no hazard, according to MSN News on August 25.
After receiving many complaints the manufacturer of Huggies, Kimberly-Clark, had an independent firm analysis the Huggies Baby Wipes. The results were offered in three strong points listed by Huggies as follows:
“We can confirm NO glass or fiberglass was present.” They also said, “We found only microfibers used to manufacture our baby wipes.” And the third strong point they made was, “A shimmer can be caused by the microfibers reflecting light.”
After making these points, the company ended their statement with, “Based on the findings of the independent testing, we are confident that our product is safe and poses no health risk to babies, so there are no plans to remove this product from the market,” reports HNGN News today.
Kimberly Miner, a Palm Coast, Florida mom describes what she found on the baby wipes, “There was a really big hard piece on it. It honestly kind of looked like glue.” She was very disenchanted with the reply offered by Huggies. When she first found the shiny particles, her husband took a wipe and rubbed it up and down his arm. Then he said to her, that it was fine, but 10 minutes later he started to itch and his skin was irritated.
Kelsea Andrews, a Knoxville, Tennessee, mom, is also surprised by Huggies’ response, after seeing with her own eyes these shiny particles in the Huggies Baby Wipes that she has at home. She too contacted Huggies over these shiny particles and the customer service rep said that although they are getting complaints they cannot get anyone to send them a package with these particles they are finding. Andrews believes that is because people are more concerned about holding on to the packages for possible law suits later on down the line.
Miner had no problem sending in her package that is tainted with these particles. She said she wants no compensation, not even the money back from her original purchase. All she is looking for is for Huggies to recall their baby wipes before other children suffer irritations from the friction these particles provide.