A California mother claims she found glass shards in her daughter’s Huggies baby wipes (video below).
On Aug. 20, Melissa Estrella uploaded a video onto Facebook that had more than 5 million views and has since been removed. In the video, she shows what look like tiny glass shards embedded in the newly opened package of wipes, reports Fox 8. Estrella then rubs some of the shards off of the wipes onto her fingers and shows it to the camera.
“I’m not lying, you guys,” Estrella says in the video. “There’s glass on my daughter’s wipes. I’m just so heart broken I didn’t notice this sooner.”
Angel Bradshaw, a horrified mother of twins, took a similar video documenting the glass shards in her baby wipes, after she found tiny cuts on her fingers, according to LiftBump.
“We wipe our babies’ butts with these, we wipe our babies’ faces with these,” Bradshaw says in the video.
“I’m disappointed that I use these on both my girls, bottoms and faces,” said angry mom Nikki Garcia. “If it scratched my face I can imagine how my daughters feel.”
Huggies has responded to individual complaints, and it issued a statement, complete with information on how to contact the company for questions or complaints.
“Families put their trust in Huggies wipes every day, and all of our Huggies products have been thoroughly evaluated to ensure they are safe,” a portion of the statement said, reported LiftBump. “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.”
The company has not yet recalled the product. A Kmart in Guam has reportedly removed all packs of refill baby wipes, even though they are not legally obligated, notes Pacific Daily News.
“We’re pulling it off just to be on the safe side,” said Daisy Lee, a Kmart HR coordinator in Guam.
She added that customers who purchased the product in the store could return it for a full refund if they find glass shards.