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Parents Say They've Found Glass-Like Shards In Huggies Baby Wipes

08/22/2015 11:31 EDT | Updated 08/22/2015 11:59 EDT

A number of parents have posted videos on social media which they say show the Huggies baby wipes they've been using on their children have glass-like shards on them.

And these shards, they say, have been giving their children skin irritations.

In the video above, California-based mother Melissa Estrella examines different types of Huggies-brand wipes, including Huggies Cucumber wipes, which appear to be covered with deposits of tiny, glass-like particles.

"It's kind of hard to see in the angle I'm in," she says, about a minute into the video. "But if you see all that stuff shining, those are all glass shards."

Estrella's video and other videos posted have raised the alarm online. Other parents are following suit and are sharing their own discoveries on Instagram and other social media platforms.

Some cautioned others to research these reports carefully before jumping to conclusions:

Still, some said they would continue to use the wipes since they had not experienced any issues themselves.

Huggies released statements on Facebook, writing on Thursday:

"As some of you may have heard, a concern about our wipes was raised recently on Facebook. We take any concerns about our products very seriously and we are working directly with this parent to learn more about what happened and how we can help. Nothing is more important than the safety of the little ones who use our products."

And then on Friday:

"Some of you have commented about the shiny particles seen in our wipes. While this condition is not normal, it does happen infrequently during the manufacturing process. When combined, the fibres in our wipes have on occasion created shiny particles, similar to what was found by this parent."

The posts have generated thousands of responses from parents. Huggies is urging parents to visit their FAQs page or contact their Consumer Care team online or by phone at 1-888-485-6839.

In June, some Ontario parents said they'd found bugs in their children's Huggies diapers, and in March, a Port Coquitlam, B.C. mother said she found a needle embedded inside one diaper.