Huggies issued a statement Thursday night saying it is working to “learn more about what happened” after receiving a slew of complaints on social media of parents allegedly finding fiberglass shards in their baby’s wipes.
“As some of you may have heard, a concern about our wipes was raised recently on Facebook,” the company said on Facebook. “We take any concerns about our products very seriously and we are working directly with this parent to learn more about what happened and how we can help. Nothing is more important than the safety of the little ones who use our products.”
The statement comes after parents have posted videos and messages on social media claiming to have found glass shards woven into the wipes, a local ABC affiliate reported.
A Kmart in Guam is now removing Huggies wipes from its shelves because of the claims, the Pacific Daily News reported.
“Families put their trust in Huggies wipes every day, and all of our Huggies products have been thoroughly evaluated to ensure they are safe,” the company said in its statement. “In addition, we have stringent quality controls in place, and no glass is used during the manufacture of our wipes. As parents ourselves, we know you may have additional questions or concerns. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.”
The post was met with more complaints by parents questioning why their babies have rashes since using the wipes.
“We need to check Paisley’s wipes!!” one mother wrote. “That explains the little cuts we’ve been getting and the red rash she has in her diaper area!”
“I found them in my sons wipes as well!” wrote another. “I went to use one to take my makeup off and could feel it scratching my face. Threw the whole pack away.”
“No wonder why my son always crying and avoiding to change the diapers and the rash ….no more Huggies,” wrote another.