Huggies baby wipes recalled over bacterial contamination

An urgent recall has been issued for Huggies Thick Baby Wipes over fears of bacterial contamination.

The affected wipes are the limited edition and fragrance-free Toy Story Rex and The Little Mermaid-themed packs.

According to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the affected batches are contaminated with Burkholderia cepacia bacteria.


Burkholderia cepacia may cause serious infections or health complications in people with weakened immune systems,” the recall notice said.

The wipes were sold at Woolworths stores across the country between October 1 2021 and January 6 2022.


Shoppers are being told to immediately stop using the product.

“Consumers should take a photo showing the affected batch codes, then dispose of or destroy the product and contact Kimberly-Clark Australia to arrange for a replacement, gift card or refund,” the ACCC said.

“Consumers will be asked to provide a photograph to show that the product has been disposed of or destroyed.

“If the product has already been disposed of or destroyed, consumers are asked to notify Kimberly-Clark Australia so that the safe disposal of the products can be monitored.”