Imported Product Alert
Imported Huggies Baby Wipes
The Huggies® Team here in Australia take considerable care to ensure the specification of all of our products meet the performance needs of Australian mums and dads. We arrange for Huggies® Baby Wipes to be manufactured by Kimberly-Clark to our local exact specifications in custom made facilities in the USA and UK.
However, we have been made aware of some Huggies® Baby Wipes being offered for sale in Australia which are not imported by the Huggies® team nor Kimberly-Clark Australia, and which are not made to our local specifications. These products are parallel imports, which means they were made for another country and imported here by a third party, not by us.
Whilst these wipes are genuine Huggies products they are intended for sale in another country and have been designed for those parents’ needs, and may not provide the same levels of performance as the Huggies Baby Wipes you are used to. Possible differences include a thinner wipe, different formulation, smaller pack size and the absence of the hard lid that we have added here to ensure the wipes don’t dry out.
These wipes will generally have multiple languages in their product description and not feature the same packaging which is similar to our Huggies Nappies packaging. The pictures below show some examples of these wipes.
Other Imported Products
The Huggies® Team has also become aware that some Huggies® Products manufactured outside Australia are being offered for sale in Australia (both in store and online). This includes Huggies® Nappies, Huggies® Nappy-Pants, Huggies® Pull-Ups and Huggies® DryNites.
Whilst the packaging may look very similar to the Huggies® products you know, the imported nappies have not been designed for Australian mums and dads and will not give the same level of performance as the nappies you are used to.
The Huggies® Team here in Australia takes considerable care to design all of our products so as to meet the needs of parents and bubs in Australia. All of the Nappies, Nappy-Pants, Pull-Ups and DryNites designed by our Australia Huggies® Team are made in Australia.
We have found that these imported Huggies® products have been manufactured in a number of different countries overseas, and are being imported on an ad hoc basis. They are made to different specifications (so they may not meet your performance needs) and are not made or imported by the Huggies® team nor Kimberly-Clark Australia.*
As such we cannot guarantee that the imported product will meet your performance expectations.
How will I know?
These imported products will often have packaging that looks different to the products made and sold here in Australia. You can see some examples of these packs below. If the Nappies, Nappy-Pants, Pull-Ups and DryNites are not made in Australia, it is not made or imported by Kimberly-Clark Australia.
Why are they cheaper?
These products will have a different design and are often cheaper than our Australian products because they are not made to the same specifications as the Australian products you are used to buying (including features, overall performance and absorbency).