RECALL: Popular HUGGIES Thick Baby Wipes Recalled Amid Frightening Bacteria Fears

Check your nappy bags, change tables, car glove box – anywhere you might be keeping a packet of HUGGIES Thick Baby Wipes. These limited edition prints have been recalled!

Huggies Thick Baby Wipes recalled!

A staple for every parent of newborns through to toddlers and beyond, limited edition batches of HUGGIES Thick Baby Wipes have been recalled.

This particular Huggies Thick Baby Wipes range has been on Woolworths supermarket shelves nationally and available in-store and online between October 1st, 2021 and 6th January 2022. Chances are you may have a packet lurking around your home, in your nappy bag or elsewhere.

The ACCC Product Safety Australia recall notice has all the details listed below:

HUGGIES Thick Baby Wipes recall
Source: Product Safety Australia

What you need to know about this HUGGIES Thick Baby Wipes recall

The product details: HUGGIES Thick Baby Wipes, Fragrance-Free – Limited Edition Tropical – The Little Mermaid and Toy Story’s Rex dinosaur designs.

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 

Problem: The affected batches are contaminated with Burkholderia cepacia bacteria.

What is the safety hazard: Burkholderia cepacia may cause serious infections or health complications in people with weakened immune systems.

What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using these HUGGIES products. Consumers are urged to take a photo on their phone showing the affected batch codes, then dispose of or destroy the product. Following that, contact Kimberly-Clark Australia to arrange for a replacement, gift card or refund (whichever is most convenient for you as the customer).

Please note that consumers will be asked to provide a photograph to show that the product has been disposed of or destroyed. If the product has already been disposed of or destroyed, consumers are asked to notify Kimberly-Clark Australia so that the safe disposal of the products can be monitored.

For further information, consumers should contact the Huggies Customer Care team on 1800 028 334 (Monday to Friday, 8am – 4pm AEST) or via the online contact form.

We know here at Mum Central that families use HUGGIES Thick Baby Wipes for all kinds of uses at home, not just sensitive baby bottoms. Regardless of if you’re just using them for cleaning surfaces, hands or feet, we urge you to not take the risk of contamination and dispose of your HUGGIES Thick Baby Wipes packets( should they be from the batches above). We want you all to remain healthy!

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