Rated 2 out of 5 by 66
Rated 5 out of 5 by FitDoc1 HERE'S A TIP - - - BUT OF COURSE
Same Q-Tips we've all always used. Swanson Health Products' usual discount price. Convenient to add to current Swanson order, rather than have to run down to the discount store. Works for me.
July 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ondesign I like this product because they use cotton sticks rather than plastic. Makes them stronger.
July 29, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by AnnoyedQtip Came to the site looking for ways to spot fakes!
I purchased a new box of Q-tips and was sure that they must be a fake product, I came to this site in search for a way to spot fakes but now I am just shocked.
This used to be a great product and now the shaft bends and the cotton falls apart on any task. What have you done to a brand that became the go to product?
September 24, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Wilsonite Q-Tips - WHERE HAS THE QUALITY GONE?
like the others I am glad that I am not alone with my criticisms of the "new" Q-Tips.
I can make it REAL simple for your marketing-beancounter-product destroyers.
When you changed the UPC from 305215 251002 to the current 305210 420885 on the 625 ct boxes. This is when you destroyed the product that we all loved.
Revert to the old manufacturing techniques processes and amount of materials used per swab...Simple!
Want to charge more for this? I and many others are FINE with this.
September 19, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by sandi Q-tips NOT WHAT THEY USED TO BE!!
I just had to make my view be known.....
Throughout my purchases over 40 years, I have always preferred and insisted on buying Q-tips... over all other brands.
I've noticed since the beginning of this year...they "are not made the way they used to be"
The Q-tip bends with the slightest amount of pressure when cleaning ears or just plain use in general...rendering them worthless!
September 10, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Moni Not what they used to be
Q tips used to be the best but not anymore. The sticks are just as flimsy as the no name brands. I thought I may have gotten a bad batch but after reading the other reviews, I see that I'm not the only one who is having this problem. Bring back the old Q tips!!
August 29, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Goldens Quality Gone Downhill!!!
I have purchased Q-tips for the past 35 years and have been satisfied with the product. However, the purchase I made recently is not the same quality! There is less cotton on the swab and the stem is not sturdy. Your change was NOT an improvement!
July 22, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by dissapointed junk
As others have said, a once superior product has sunk to the bottom of the barrel. For me the biggest issue is the stems bending way to easily. Ill be buying generic from now on.
July 4, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by wingate19 The Standard
This is the only cotton swab are family has used for over 20 years!
June 22, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Frank Now equal or worse than generic brands!
What used to be the best product in the world--which I and my family have used a lifetime--has now been reduced to a product equal to or worse than generic, at twice the price. Q-tips are now made with weak, flimsy shafts, that bends at the slightest touch--with half the cotton as in the past. After a lifetime of loyalty, Unilver has managed to destroy an iconic brand that stood for quality. For now, onto product "X" until the old Q-Tips are restored.
June 3, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by Sgran Weak stems
I've been a loyal purchaser of Q-tips. I once tried another brand that was cheaper, but the quality was bad & the lesser amount of cotton scratched my ear, I went back to Q-tips. After recently purchasing and using my swabs, the stems kept bending and I wasn't able to use them properly. I first thought it was this batch of swabs, but after reading some of the other complaints, I'm going to reassess what other swabs are available. If I'm paying more for cheap quality, what's the point of brand loyalty?
May 16, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by McFarR56 Q-Tips now very flimsy
I'm very disappointed in the changes made to Q-tips. When used to clean ears, they now bend easily and make it impossible to properly clean the outer ear. I've used Q-tips brand swabs for over 20 years, now I will probably have to switch to an off-brand, hoping for a more durable product.
May 14, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Fredtr not as advertised
I purchased a family pack of q-tips where label indicates package has 1000 ct swabs. The package only consisted of one 400 ct and one 500 ct boxes. what happened to remaining 100?
April 17, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Ron R as bad as generics now
Recently purchased a new box and these things bend in half before you can use the second half of it. Really disappointed in a product I've been buying for 30 years. I'll be looking for another brand now, as they can't be any worse than these. Congratulations on becoming a new MBA poster child for what not to do with a successful brand.
April 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by yoda1librarian So soft
Q-tips are the best because the generics are rough and hurt your ear. Plus, they fall apart!
April 17, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Janice Better, but barely, than plastic.
I have always purchased the Q-Tip brand cotton swabs because they were stronger than plastic, but recently they have Changed. Please bring back the old version, they were so much better than what you are selling now.
March 24, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Bobby bad changes
Bring back the old manufacturing process and materials! the sticks sometimes break. cotton isn't attached consistently and comes off. after 35 years this just started recently.
March 19, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Big John not like they used to be
I've been using Q-Tips all my life. I've tried the store brands, but I've always come back because the store brands were inferior. The last Q-Tips I bought seem to be just like the inferior store brands. They are as sturdy and don't hold up like they used to. I hope this is just an abhorrent batch and not a change in production.
March 15, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by ChloesMom Bad batch - ?
Was only able to use one end of Qtip because the other end was cut to the stick. I've noticed the quality of Qtips has declined in the past few years and with the purchase of this box I'm beginning to question Unilever quality inspections. My family has always used Qtip but I will now look for another brand.
March 7, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by sydneyb4 Not as strong as before
The last box I bought is not as strong as they have been in the past, they bend when you use them!
March 6, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by x x x Another Customer Gone... Nice Job.
I've been buying these for 20 years, but no more. Q-Tips was once head and shoulders above the competition, but they've resorted to cost-cutting measures that have reduce the quality to less than that of their generic competitors. I once stocked up on Q-Tips when I traveled abroad, just in case they weren't available where I was traveling. Well, this is the last box I'll ever use, unless former quality standards are reinstated. If I wanted swabs that snapped off in the middle of use or swabs with 50% less cotton, I'd have been buying generic all along. Now, you've ensured that generic is all I'll buy.
February 22, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Xlrrr8 No more great features
I just can't use them any more. The stick is so weak it is useless. The cotton has been reduced to almost nothing. They have completely lost their functionality.
February 1, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Carol Poor quality compared to the past.
It's really a bad idea to skimp on the cotton tip. That's the reason consumers buy Q-tips as opposed to the store brand. The last box I purchased convinced me there is no reason to pay for name-brand any longer and I will be exploring other options. That seemingly small change makes a huge difference when using. In the picture below the original Q-tip is on the left, the new version is on the right.
January 23, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by SuzieQ Why?! Please change back!!
I have been using Qtips my entire life. What has happened to the quality?!! Please change back to the comfortable amount of cotton on each swab I beg of you!!
January 16, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Therese If I could give no stars I would. Poor quality.
I'm not sure if Unilever even pays any attention to these negative reviews that are posted here and across the web. I relied on this product for 50 years but not anymore. This is NOT the excellent product it once was about five years ago. The cotton swabs are inconsistently made from one to another. Loose cotton, too much cotton, shreds/pills of cotton, etc. I keep complaining and sending the product back to Unilever to no avail. Unilever always replies stating they have quality control standards. If that were true, why are there so many unhappy customers? I would gladly pay more to have the cotton swabs they once were five years ago.
December 17, 2014