Parents Claim to Find Glass Shards in Huggies Diaper Wipes -- Puh-Leaze

The thought of a child product being harmful is enough to make any parent cringe. Huggies has recently come under fire after parents claim they found glass in their diaper wipes. You would think something as horrifying as this would cause concern, but to some, they think the allegations are full of poo.


Here's the statement from Huggies that sparked the diaper wipe showdown.

Hello Huggies Parents, As some of you may have heard, a concern about our wipes was raised recently on Facebook. We...

Posted by Huggies on Thursday, August 20, 2015

While it's certainly not out of the ordinary for a company to try and defuse a situation, what's interesting are the mixed comments.

"I don't believe it," writes one commenter. "People look pretty pathetic looking for handouts. My family has used Huggies brand for over 13 years, not one single problem."

"These 'shards' you're seeing aren't glass, it's fragrance beads," says another. "Glass would cause way more damage than a diaper rash."

One person even went as far as rubbing his arm with a Huggies wipe nonstop just to see if the wipes did in fact contain glass (a bit obsessive but hey, if it works for him).

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In case you're wondering just what the heck is going on, the Huggies backlash appears to have started with this YouTube video of a mom who noticed shiny specs on her diaper wipes she believes are glass shards.

"All that shiny stuff are glass shards," Melissa says in disbelief as she checks a series of different Huggie wipes.

Look, I have no clue whether or not Huggies diaper wipes contain glass. Many parents have come forward to say they do while others think it could be nothing more than fragrance -- or fairy dust for that matter. Whether or not you believe those who say they found glass is up to you, but still should be of some concern.

Hopefully Huggies doesn't turn a blind eye to the matter and takes a closer look at their quality inspection to make sure nothing horrible like glass ever makes it into their products.


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