Local Mom Finds Glass in Baby’s Diaper – Shards of Glass in Wipes Too
SPRING HILL – Angela Baker and her Sister Heather Talmadge are both young mothers with children still in the diaper stage. Last week Angela contacted RNRF, after she says a piece of glass was found on her nephew’s testicles while changing his diaper. Shocked at the alarming discovery, Angela says they contacted Huggies to complain. In response, Huggies asked that the piece of glass be sent to their lab so they could determine how it might have made it into the packaging. Meanwhile, Huggies sent Angela a prepaid Visa card, refunding the cost of a box of diapers. However, the “glass” concern didn’t end there.
While using Huggies Wipes on their children, Heather and Angela both noticed what appeared to be glass shards embedded in the wipes. We asked Angela if any of the children experienced rashes after using the wipes and she said “Yes, my kids have rashes from the wipes but we never thought anything of it, until we stopped using them on my niece and the rash went away… When we started using them again the rash came back.”
Huggies made national headlines in recent months, after several concerned parents complained about possible glass shards found in Huggies Baby Wipes.
Micah Lanae Kurtenbach of Lincoln, Nebraska, wrote “These are cuts on my son’s bottom. I at first thought it was a weird rash but when I checked I found large shards of glass that I was able to pick out with my fingers!” Kurtenback provided a picture of her child’s rash that appears to be small cuts.
Melinda Kerr of Kaneohe, Hawaii, wrote “I found glass in my natural care wipes!” Kerr provided a photograph of what she says is a piece of glass.
In a statement on their Facebook page, Huggies replied “As some of you may have heard, a concern about our wipes was raised recently 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.
Families put their trust in Huggies wipes every day, and all of our Huggies products have been thoroughly evaluated to ensure they are safe. 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 at http://bit.ly/8ZuAUH or by phone at 1-888-485-6839.”
Angela and Heather trust that Huggies will resolve the problem but for now they’ve stopped using Huggies products.
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