Asda has withdrawn Little Angels nappies from all of its UK stores after a father posted images of his baby’s skin which was left blistered after wearing them.
Jordan Bartliff said Saturday was the ‘worst day of our lives so far’ when his premature son came up in a severe rash from the nappies.
‘We opened a fresh pack of newborn Little Angels to put on the baby, we go to change the nappy an hour later, and these pictures are the results,’ he said.
‘And NO he’s not allergic to them, that’s been ruled out. It looks like a chemical reaction as he’s been wearing the same nappies for 3 weeks prior to this with no problems whatsoever.’
Asda said it had taken the product off the shelves as a precaution while they investigated, and that anyone who had bought them could take them back for a refund.
Jordan said his three week old son, who was born just over a month early, had to be given oxygen by a machine because of what he claimed was ‘obviously a bad batch’ of nappies.
‘I wouldn’t want it happening to any other little soul, so please be vigilant and careful with these nappies.
‘We swore by these nappies and used them with our first born before anyone starts saying their children wear these all the time, so do mine.
‘We’re heartbroken. Words cannot explain how we feel right now.’
Lizzy Massey, Vice President of Own Brand at Asda, said: ‘Our hearts go out to the Bartliff family and hope their baby son makes a full recovery soon.
‘We’re in touch with his dad and have collected the nappies so that we can test them along with others in the batch. We are still investigating.
‘We take our responsibility to parents most seriously and as a precaution we have decided to remove our Little Angels newborn nappies from sale until we know why this happened.
‘Customers should be assured that our Little Angels newborn nappies are made in a completely closed, automated environment and thoroughly tested to make sure they meet our quality and safety standards.’