Did you read any of the thousands of Facebook comments or watch the videos that went viral in August claiming there are shiny flakes that look like glass shards in Huggies® baby wipes?
Like many Internet rumors, this one turns out to be completely false.
But when a video making accusations that scare parents is watched over 24 million times, even a crazy sounding rumor can take hold and convince far too many people.
And when a supposedly reputable news source like CNN airs a story making the claims sound even more realistic, the situation gets really serious.
As you’d expect, Huggies – the company who has been making these beloved baby wipes for years – immediately took action when they saw the first viral video.
Representatives from Huggies contacted the concerned parents, and had the wipes in question transported to an independent quality testing lab to find out if there was anything wrong with them.
After vigorous independent tests, it was proven that the suspected wipes were of the identical high quality of any other Huggies wipes.
There was definitely no glass, fiberglass or anything except the expected ingredients present in the wipes.
But despite the independent tests performed quickly after the initial complaint, rumors and false accusations still filled the Internet. In fact, the CNN new story ran on Aug 22nd AFTER the tests PROVED there was no glass in the wipes.
Sadly the truth wasn’t as big of a news story as outrageous claims that baby wipes with glass shards could be cutting up baby bottoms.