Baby Found Screaming In Agony After Wilko Nappy He Wore For 10 Minutes Left Him With ‘Chemical Burn’

September 7, 2017
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Baby Found Screaming In Agony After Wilko Nappy He Wore For 10 Minutes Left Him With ‘Chemical Burn’

Jodie Foster was upset after Skylan developed a nasty rash (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

A baby boy was left screaming in pain after wearing a nappy for just 10 minutes, his upset mum has claimed.

One-year-old Skylan quickly developed a nasty rash, which looks like a chemical burn and has caused blisters on his legs and bottom.

Mum Jodie Foster put her son in the an own-brand nappy from Wilko just before leaving home to visit a friend a few minutes away, report the Huddersfield Examiner.

The 25-year-old mum said she bought the £3.25 pack from the high street store in New Street, Huddersfield and was using the fourth nappy from it.

Jodie said: “I bought the pack of nappies last week but I only started using them about four days ago.

The marks left on little Skylan (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)
“I have used the same brand of nappies since Skylan was born and he is now nearly two. It was about the fourth nappy from the new pack.

“I changed him before going to a friend’s house who lives a five or 10-minute journey away.

“After 10 minutes of being at my friend’s I noticed my little boy trying to scratch around his nappy.

“I went to change him and he screamed out in agony. He’s suffered with what looks like chemical burns and blisters all over where the nappy has been on.

“He didn’t have a single mark before I put that nappy on.”

The one-year-old needed treatment after wearing the nappy (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

Jodie returned to the store to complain but said staff simply offered a refund and did not seem to take her concerns more seriously.

“They have not said if they are going to check the batch or even recall them,” she said.

She said: “I would like to know what was on the nappy to cause this. He was in a lot of pain.

“He has only ever had a nappy rash when he was teething. I don’t want this to happen to anyone else.”

Jodie said she had now swapped to another brand of nappy and has been prescribed cream from GP to treat Skylan.

His mum was unhappy with Wilko’s response (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

A Wilko spokesman said: “We are very sorry to hear that a customer has had cause to return a pack of our Wilko nappies to store.

“As a family business we care deeply about all of our customers and take any complaints very seriously, particularly when they are related to the welfare of children.

“We would ask the customer to contact us to arrange a suitable time for us to discuss this directly with her.

“We can see from our records that we have received no direct approach but that the customer was immediately given a full refund in-store, which is standard procedure.

“We have sold over 650,000 packs of Wilko brand nappies this year and can confirm that we have received no similar reports via our customer care team.

She doesn’t want it to happen to another child (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

“Since receiving this query, we have contacted our supplier and based on the information provided can confirm that there has been no changes in any of the materials used to make the nappies in question.

“We can also confirm that we rigorously test our products to ensure they pass independent toxicology tests.”

The spokesman added: “There are other circumstances which can cause a reaction in the nappy area and the UK disposable nappy manufacturers Trade Association provide detailed information about this.

“At this stage, we’re sorry it isn’t possible for us to comment on the cause of the rash any further, but we do wish the baby a speedy recovery.”

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