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Monday, June 14, 2010

Pampers Dry Max

I have always chosen Pampers over Huggies during Macey's 2 years of wearing diapers, BUT, I am another parent that is complaining about their new "dry max" addition. It's been on the news that these cause blisters and rashes, and I can attest that we have had the same results. I'm good about cleaning and using destitin, but poor thing has little red bumps all over. I don't know if this is a correlation, but it's possible she developed a UTI over the past week. We were at the hospital with a 104 temp....

We've used these diapers over a month or two, and I am now throwing out the remainder of the diapers left over.

BEWARE!!!!!! Read below:

Pampers Dry Max complaints spark federal investigation

May 4th 2010 at 6:00PM

Filed under: Consumer Ally
Complaints about Pampers leads to federal investigation The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has launched an investigation into parents' complaints that the new version of Pampers diapers, Pampers with Dry Max, is causing rashes, burns and bleeding.

"Anything that occurs with infants we take very seriously," CPSC spokesman Scott Wolfson told Consumer Ally. "It's early in our investigation."

Parents' concerns and mounting complaints on online sites including Pampers' Facebook fan page were first reported by Consumer Ally about two weeks ago. Since then, the number of members of the page has doubled to more than 3,000 and the complaints continue.

Wolfson urged parents who have experienced problems with the diapers to file a complaint with the CPSC by calling its hotline at 800-638-2772, filling out an online form or by emailing the agency at Wolfson said he did not know how long the investigation would take.

Bryan McCleary, a spokesman for Procter & Gamble, which makes Pampers, said the company welcomes the investigation.

"The CPSC routinely evaluates many consumer products in the marketplace, especially major new product launches," he said. "We have contacted the CPSC to share the extensive safety data related to the Dry Max product. We have a long history of working proactively with this agency and welcome the opportunity to discuss this topic to clear up any misconceptions or misleading information that may exist."

Procter & Gamble said none of the materials used in the new diapers should be responsible for the types of problems that parents are complaining about. The company maintained that the only changes in the new version of the diaper, which just recently became available nationwide, is the design, which includes less filler material.

Nevertheless, questions have been raised about the chemicals used to capture urine in the diapers -- known as polacrylates -- and whether the reduction in other materials in the new diapers could cause greater exposure to them.

McCleary said the company is confident that is not a problem.

"The absorbent gel is separated from the baby's skin by two layers of soft fabric and designed to provide great Pampers dryness," he said. "Extensive safety evaluation and clinical testing indicate that the Dry Max diapers maintain the same healthy skin condition as our previous version."

The company's stance has angered some parents who remain convinced the diapers are responsible for irritation on their children.

Rosana Shah, who started the Facebook page dedicated to getting Pampers to bring back its old version, said she is pleased to see the that federal investigation is taking place.

"I am extremely happy about this. We wanted a watchdog body to take notice and do their own independent research," the Louisiana mother said. "We are just lay consumers and we didn't have the expertise at our disposal to do that."

Shah said she believes whatever was changed in the new Pampers is causing the problems.

Rachel Murray, a Wisconsin mother of an 18-month-old, said she is also convinced it was the diaper that caused her son's rash. She said when she first started using the new Pampers her son develop a "weird diaper rash" that went away immediately after she finished the package and used other diapers she had at home.

She said she didn't notice the pattern until she used the Dry Max diapers again. Within four diaper changes using the Dry Max diapers, the rash reappeared. Once she switched to another diaper, the rash disappeared again, she said. Murray decided to abandon the diapers even though she still has a bunch of packages at home.

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1 comment:

The Chaplins said...

braxton would get a rash on his tummy from any pamper diaper starting about a year ago! no pampers for him...we still use swaddlers with the girls but will be switching to huggies and target as soon as they finish this box. so sorry to hear about her fever & rash. i hope she is well soon!!!