Imported Product Alert
The Huggies® Team has become aware that some Huggies® nappies manufactured outside Australia are being offered for sale in Australia (both in store and online).
Whilst the packaging may look very similar to the Huggies® nappies you know, the imported nappies have not been designed for the Australian market 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 our nappies so as to meet the needs of parents and bubs in Australia. All of the nappies designed by our Australia Huggies® Team are made in Australia.
We have found the imported Huggies® nappies 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 nappies 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 nappy is 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 Huggies® nappies you are used to buying (including features, overall performance and absorbency).
So be careful that when you buy Huggies® nappies, you buy the nappies ‘Made in Australia’.*
* For a limited time only in 2012, to meet demand, some Huggies Jumbo Walker Boy 64 packs are being manufactured in the USA to be imported into Australia. This limited run product has exactly the same pack count, similar packaging design and has been matched as closely as possible to the standard Australian made Huggies Jumbo Walker Boy 64 pack. Our comments above do not apply to this limited run product.
Examples of imported Huggies® nappies
Other imported Huggies® products
As you know, the Huggies® Team here in Australia also offer Huggies® Baby Wipes and Huggies® Nappy-Pants. We take considerable care to ensure the designs of these products meet the performance needs of the Australian public. We arrange for Huggies® Baby Wipes and Huggies® Nappy-Pants to be manufactured by Kimberly-Clark to these exacting specifications in custom made facilities in Europe, USA and Korea.
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 specifications. The majority of these wipes will not provide the levels of performance as the Huggies® Baby Wipes you are used to, as they are significantly thinner than our standard product.
These wipes will generally have multiple languages in their product description. The pictures below show some examples of these wipes.