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Parents concerned after finding glass-like particles in Huggies baby wipes

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Many parents are taking to social media to express their concern about the Huggies baby wipes they have been using on their little ones after finding out some were covered in glass-like particles. 

People are noticing shards of glass are all over the wipes they have been using.  

However, the company is claiming the particles are occasionally created by melted fibers during manufacturing. 

According to a CNN report, Melissa Estrella, a mother in Camarillo, California was the first to find shards of glass in several packages of Huggies baby wipes. 

The video she posted to Facebook Thursday received over 6,880,000 views and has sparked a widespread concern to other parents that are discovering the same problems with the wipes they have been using.

"If you can see all of this stuff shining on the wipes, that is all glass," she said in the video. "All we have to do is wipe and glass comes right off."

The message is spreading fast among worried parents with many taking to the Huggies Facebook page to express their concerns. 

Aspen Patterson, a mother of two, is one of the hundreds who got word about a nationwide post online and immediately checked hers. 

"They are in every wipe," said Patterson.  

She said her son had a rash ever since she started using these wipes last month. 

Huggies is responding individually to most of the hundreds of parents commenting online. 

The company posted an initial statement on Facebook saying, "As some of you may have heard, a concern about our wipes was raised recently on Facebook. We take any concerns about our products very seriously and we are working directly with this parent to learn more about what happened and how we can help."

"In addition, we have stringent quality controls in place, and no glass is used during the manufacture of our wipes," said Huggies.

After continued comments from customers, Huggies released a follow-up statement on Facebook claiming, "While this condition is not normal, it does happen infrequently during the manufacturing process. When combined, the fibers in our wipes have on occasion created shiny particles, similar to what was found by this parent." 

Huggies have asked that anyone with questions or concerns call 1-888-485-6839 and please mention referral code “SM.”

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