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Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers Painful Diaper Rash Class Action

Can a particular type of diaper under a popular brand cause painful diaper rash by itself? The complaint for this class action claims that Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s Huggies Snug & Dry type diapers does exactly that.

The class for this action is all persons or entities who bought the product in the US during the applicable limitations period, and/or such subclasses as the court may deem appropriate. Alternatively, the complaint proposes a class of all persons or entities who bought the product in New York during the applicable limitations, period, and/or such subclasses as the court may deem appropriate.

Plaintiff Heidy Morales bought a box of Huggies Snug & Dry on December 10, 2017. However, she did not get around to using them on her son until around February 11, 2018. According to the complaint, she used one to diaper her son, but later in the day, when she changed it, she noticed a pronounced rash in the areas covered by the diaper. The complaint includes a photograph of the affected area.

The complaint claims that the rash continued to bother her son for the next four days, even though she had stopped using the Huggies diapers. On February 15, she took her son to the doctor, who told her that the diapers were the cause of the rash. The doctor prescribed ten days of treatment with Nystatin cream, which seems to have calmed the rash.

However, the complaint claims that Morales’s experience has been shared by many other people. It quotes complaints about the Huggies diapers from various websites that speak of “skin in that area that looked like it was peeling, cracked, and bleeding…” “HORRIBLE rash…” and a baby “in pain, screaming and a fiery red rash all up her privates…”

The complaint quotes a posting on Huggies own website that claims that when using Huggies Snug & Dry, her baby “screams when he soils the diaper. He screams when we change and bathe him so much that his little body is shaking! … I have about 160 diapers left and I’m throwing them out!”

Interestingly, at least one posting on a different website, quoted by the complaint, claims that the problems occurred for her baby only with the Snug & Dry type of diaper and not with the Little Snugglers newborn size diapers.

The complaint claims that the company has violated New York state laws on deceptive and unfair trade practices and false advertising. It also claims breach of warranty of merchantability,  strict products liability, fraudulent misrepresentation, among other things, for the nationwide class.

Article Type: Lawsuit
Topic: Consumer

Most Recent Case Event

Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers Painful Diaper Rash Complaint

August 15, 2018

Can a particular type of diaper under a popular brand cause painful diaper rashes on babies? The complaint for this class action claims that Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s Huggies Snug & Dry type diapers does exactly that. 

huggie_diapers_causes_rashes_complaint.pdf

Case Event History

Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers Painful Diaper Rash Complaint

August 15, 2018

Can a particular type of diaper under a popular brand cause painful diaper rashes on babies? The complaint for this class action claims that Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s Huggies Snug & Dry type diapers does exactly that. 

huggie_diapers_causes_rashes_complaint.pdf
Tags: Defective Product, Diaper