Imported Product Alert
The Huggies® Team here in New Zealand takes considerable care to ensure the design of our nappies meets the needs of parents and bubs in New Zealand. That is why our nappies are gender specific and have extra absorbency where your little boy or girl needs it most.
We work together with the Huggies® Team in Australia in carefully designing Huggies® nappies. All of the nappies designed by our Huggies® Team with our Australian colleagues are made in Australia, exclusively for the New Zealand and Australian market.
However, the Huggies® Team has become aware that some Huggies® nappies manufactured outside Australia are being offered for sale in New Zealand (both in store and online). We have found these Huggies® nappies have been manufactured in a number of locations overseas outside Australia, and are being imported on an ad hoc basis.
Whilst the packaging may look very similar to the Huggies® nappies you know, the imported nappies have not been designed for the New Zealand market and will not give the same level of performance as the nappies you are used to.
The nappies 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 New Zealand.
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 ordinarily sold here in New Zealand. 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 New Zealand.
Why are they cheaper?
These products will have a different design and are often cheaper than our New Zealand products because they are not made to the same specifications as the 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 that are gender specific and ‘Made in Australia’.
Examples of imported Huggies® nappies
Other imported Huggies® products
As you know, the Huggies® Team here in New Zealand 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 New Zealand 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 New Zealand which are not imported by the Huggies® team nor Kimberly-Clark New Zealand, 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 some of them are significantly thinner than the New Zealand product.
These wipes will generally have multiple languages in their product description. The pictures below show some examples of these wipes.