10 January 2022

Huggies Thick Baby Wipes - Limited Edition: 'Tropical The Little Mermaid' and 'Toy Story, Rex (dinosaur)' designs

The Hazard!

It has been identified that a bacterium (burkholderia cepacia) may be present in the wipes from the above batches.

Whilst this bacterium poses little medical risk to healthy people, it may cause serious infections or health complications in those with weakened immune systems.

What to do...

Please check the production stamp on the side of pack for one the recalled batch codes: B21072004 or D21072005.

If you find matching wipes, stop using them and contact Huggies to organise a replacement or gift card via 0800 733 703 (10am to 6pm weekdays) or their online contact form.

For more information go to www.huggies.co.nz/limited-edition-baby-wipes-recall or contact Huggies.

Product Identifiers

Sold at supermarkets and Chemist Warehouse nationwide from approximately 1st October 2021 onwards.

Huggies Thick Baby Wipes Fragrance Free - Limited Edition, Tropical The Little Mermaid and Toy Story, Rex (dinosaur) designs (80s pack)

Batch codes: B21072004 and D21072005, produced on 21 July 2021.
Note: affected batches appear in The Little Mermaid and Toy Story, Rex (dinosaur) pack designs (as depicted above).

Supplier Contact

Huggies (Kimberly-Clark New Zealand)


0800 733 703

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