URGENT RECALL: HUGGIES baby wipes have been pulled due to ‘serious infection’ concern

Huggies baby wipes have been stripped from the shelves due to a serious concern they may contain harmful bacteria, which could cause infections.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) issued the recall on Wednesday for Huggies Thick Baby Wipes.

Read below for more information….

URGENT RECALL: HUGGIES baby wipes have been pulled due to ‘serious infection’ concern

URGENT: Recall on popular baby wipes due to ‘serious infection’ concern

The particular wipes are the fragrance free, and are the limited edition tropical version which feature designs of The Little Mermaid and Toy Story’s Rex dinosaur.

“Burkholderia cepacia may cause serious infections or health complications in people with weakened immune systems,” the warning on the ACCC website states.

Burkholderia cepacia bacteria can cause serious respiratory infections in patients who are susceptible to illness.

Symptoms can include fever, cough, congestion, shortness of breath and wheezing.


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When the wipes were sold and how to get refund

The infected wipes were sold at Woolworths stores across Australia between October 1, 2021 to January 6, 2022.

If you have these wipes then please contact Kimberly-Clark Australia through the contact form to arrange for a replacement, gift card or refund.

Please note, a photograph of the pack of wipes showing the batch code will be needed before customers can receive a refund or new wipes.

Infected batches:

Single 80 wipe pack  
SKU 11120
Barcode 9310088014846

Value pack with 3 packs of 80 wipes
SKU 24355
Barcode 9310088014877

Batch numbers are printed on both products and boxes: D21072005 and B21072004

For more information is urged to contact the Huggies Customer Care team on 1800 028 334.

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