Huggies Diapers Cause Chemical Burns, Class Action Lawsuit Alleges
According to a new class action lawsuit, Huggies Snug and Dry diapers can cause rashes on children’s skin as well as blistering, peeling, and chemical burns.
Tawanna Rice et al. v. Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Tawanna and Kelly Rice, the lead plaintiffs, allege that Kimberly-Clark Corporation, which owns, operates, distributes, and markets the Huggies brand diapers, is aware of allegations of skin issues but purposefully withholds information from consumers. They want to represent a class of customers in California who purchased Huggies Snug and Dry diapers.
Huggies Snug and Dry diapers would not have been purchased or paid for by the plaintiffs and other parents and caregivers if they had known that the diapers could result in skin rashes, chemical burns, and other problems, according to the plaintiffs.
Furthermore, the plaintiffs assert that they considered Huggies Snug and Dry diapers to be a safe choice for their newborn baby boy because of the brand’s strong reputation, yet their infant experienced chemical burns in just two weeks of use.
Kimberly-Clark’s irresponsible design, production, and promotion of the product led to children’s injuries, the Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers Class Action Lawsuit claim. The Rice family states that the injuries sustained are severe enough that the parents of the affected children must seek medical attention and may require prescription medicine.
Kimberly-Clark Allegedly Aware of the Issue
Although the manufacturer of Huggies, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, advertises the Snug & Dry diapers as being able to keep children “dry and comfy” for up to 12 hours and as hypoallergenic, the lawsuit claims that the company has harmed buyers’ ability to make informed buying decisions by failing to disclose the obvious skin rash issue.
Kimberly-Clark has long been aware that its Huggies Snug & Dry diapers might result in chemical burns and other injuries, according to the class action lawsuit, citing Clark’s reaction to parent reviews describing the concern on the Huggies brand website.
In their lawsuit, the plaintiffs say that over the past seven years, the Huggies website has been overrun with complaints about chemical burns and problems caused by diapers. Kimberly-Clark has reacted to at least two customer reviews by denying that their product is to blame for the injuries, according to the lawsuit filed against the company for the Huggies Snug & Dry.
Kimberly-Clark is alleged to have violated California’s Legal Remedies Act, False Advertising Law, and Unfair Competition Law.
Among the remedies sought are restitution, punitive and exemplary damages, and/or disgorgement on behalf of the plaintiffs as well as other members of the class.
Additionally, the firm came under criticism in 2015 when a class action lawsuit claimed that Kimberly-Clark deceived consumers by identifying Huggies brand diapers as “natural” when they contained hazardous and unnatural substances, according to the lawsuit.
Editor’s Note on Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers Class Action Lawsuit:
This article is written to inform you of the class action lawsuit filed against Kimberly-Clark Corporation over allegations to its Huggies Snug & Dry diapers causing skin irritation to babies and children. Multiple similar class action lawsuits are also filed against Johnson & Johnson for their Talc Baby Powder.
Case Name & No.: Tawanna Rice et al. v. Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Case No. 2:21-at-00793
Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
Products/Services: Snug & Dry Diapers
Allegations: Kimberly-Clark was allegedly aware of the skin issues and purposefully withheld the information from buyers
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