A Camarillo mother’s Facebook video, in which she described “shards of glass” on her daughter’s baby wipes, has prompted a response from Huggies.
Melissa Estrella’s video was uploaded Thursday morning and had been viewed nearly 6.4 million times by about noon on Friday. The original clip was removed after Estrella struck a deal with viral video licensing firm Jukin Media.
In the video, Estrella opens three packages of Huggies baby wipes and brushes off the apparent glass shards with her fingers.
“I’m not lying, you guys. There’s glass on my daughter’s wipes,” Estrella says in the video. “I’m just so heartbroken I didn’t notice this sooner.”
Huggies released a statement on its Facebook page at about 9 p.m. PT Thursday, and responded to individual complaints. Anyone with concerns was urged to call the company.
In another comment on its page, Huggies wrote that “no glass is used during the manufacture of our wipes.”
The company has not issued a recall of the baby wipes, but Kmart stores in Guam pulled packs of the product from shelves, according to the newspaper Pacific Daily News.
A profanity-laced video posted Wednesday night about the wipes remained on Estrella’s Facebook page.
“I wiped it with my face and something stabbed me,” she said in the earlier video. “It’s glass … everywhere.”