A dad recently issued a warning after after discovering his 23-month-old son’s nappy ‘exploded’ leaving him covered in dangerous gelatin crystals leaked up to his son’s chest.
Eran Eitan, 36, took to social media to voice his concern and posted images of his son crying hysterically in his home in Randwick. He also posted the image of $30-a-pack nappies overflowed and leaked up to his son’s chest after just seven hours of wear.
Father-of-two, Mr Eitan said, ‘It was very upsetting to find my kid like this. It just exploded with crystals all over him, he was wet up to his chest and very stressed. It’s totally unacceptable that he had to experience this – not to mention dangerous. Who knows what they put in those crystals?’.
Mr Eitan has been a loyal customer of Huggies Winnie The Pooh range for several years. He recently tried the new Mickey Mouse product when the old line got discontinued.
Now, he is raising awareness to drive the company to investigate the issue and to warn parents who could be putting their children at risk.
Mr Eitan said: “When you pay good money you expect a quality product, they’re meant to last 12 hours. Huggies told me the crystals are kid friendly and not a safety hazard but said if he swallows them to take him to hospital, which is a bit of a contradiction and a bit concerning. Now other parents are coming forward on social media to say they are having the same problem. They are clearly not the same quality.”
‘It’s upsetting they are not owning up to it, they should take it off the shelf and investigate and make other parents should be made aware of the risk.’
As the post gained steam, the spokesperson said: ‘We recently launched an updated version of our Huggies Ultra Dry range – featuring a new Mickey and Minnie outer-cover, which replaced the previous Winnie the Pooh graphics.’
‘This was purely a change to the outer-cover and importantly, no changes were made to the existing absorbency specifications.’
‘We have received some calls and social media posts from parents asking questions about the recent changes.
‘We take product quality matters very seriously and have been dealing with these consumers directly to discuss their individual queries.
‘As part of this process, consumers are sending back samples so that our quality control team can review these, in addition to all new products manufactured at our local facility.
‘To date, we have not identified any manufacturing or quality concerns associated with the updated range.’
Source – Daily Mail