Dangerous Diapers? Pampers Under Investigation

Government safety officials are looking into a handful of reports of severe rashes caused by new types of Pampers diapers. Full Story
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kristen

United States

#1 May 6, 2010
I LOVE THEM! MY 6 MONTH OLD HAS NEVER HAD A RASH...WITH ANY OF THE PAMPERS BRANDS...
Ophelia

Cleveland, OH

#2 May 6, 2010
Maybe the real problem is that parents see that they are more absorbant therefore they leave the diapers on for a longer period of time. Just because something says it is more absorbant doesnt mean it should be worn longer. Of all people out there women should know that. I change my daughters diaper as soon as it gets squishy! She is yet to have a diaper rash. When she was a new born she got rashes more often because i was breastfeeding and she was went more often. I dont think the diapers are the problem...i think it may be the parents.
Guest

Akron, OH

#3 May 6, 2010
If they bring back the old style diapers, will they also bring back the old style prices?
Becky

United States

#4 May 6, 2010
I agree with Ophelia, probably just parents leaving them on too long because they feel dry. They can sure hold a lot of liquid!

I did notice that the gel stuff would get warm though...that was strange (when they got wet). Not enough to cause burns though.
Moe Smithi

Canton, OH

#5 May 6, 2010
The "4000" people on FB are most likely just a bunch of people who signed on simply because they were asked... and didn't give 2 sh!ts otherwise.

We use these diapers exclusively on our 4 month old and have not had a single issue.

People just want a reason to b!tch and reason to sue. nothing more.
Moe Smithi

Canton, OH

#6 May 6, 2010
"But the package said 10 - 12 pounds. the kid hasn't pooped that much yet so we're just leaving the diaper on!"

idiots...
Leslie Demchak

Garrettsville, OH

#7 May 6, 2010
I have never had a problem in the last 2 years with Pampers until just the last 4 weeks. Everytime I change my son he is red and blistering and bleeding. I don't understand how this could've happened but hopefully this can be resolved because I really like the Pamper diapers.
Leslie Demchak

Garrettsville, OH

#8 May 6, 2010
Moe Smithi wrote:
The "4000" people on FB are most likely just a bunch of people who signed on simply because they were asked... and didn't give 2 sh!ts otherwise.
We use these diapers exclusively on our 4 month old and have not had a single issue.
People just want a reason to b!tch and reason to sue. nothing more.
I don't believe that because I used to buy Huggies and they had the same problem. For your information, not everyone sues just to sue for money...My son has had this problem with Pampers in the last 4 weeks and he doesn't have sensitive skin because I had him checked at the doctor so I believe that this could be the cause of rashes and blistering.
Leslie Demchak

Garrettsville, OH

#9 May 6, 2010
Ophelia wrote:
Maybe the real problem is that parents see that they are more absorbant therefore they leave the diapers on for a longer period of time. Just because something says it is more absorbant doesnt mean it should be worn longer. Of all people out there women should know that. I change my daughters diaper as soon as it gets squishy! She is yet to have a diaper rash. When she was a new born she got rashes more often because i was breastfeeding and she was went more often. I dont think the diapers are the problem...i think it may be the parents.
I think that if parents leave diapers on their children longer that it really stupid because they should be changed frequently and most of all that is really disgusting to leave your children in their diapers longer..I think it's because parents are just plain lazy to change them when they do go bathroom in their diapers...Disgusting!!!!
Lori Burwell

Vincentown, NJ

#10 May 6, 2010
I have noticed some redness. My daughter has never had a rash, but since using ONLY these.....she now has redness. PAMPERS COME CLEAN.
DeJa

Cleveland, OH

#11 May 6, 2010
Leslie Demchak wrote:
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I don't believe that because I used to buy Huggies and they had the same problem. For your information, not everyone sues just to sue for money...My son has had this problem with Pampers in the last 4 weeks and he doesn't have sensitive skin because I had him checked at the doctor so I believe that this could be the cause of rashes and blistering.
I had the same problem with Huggies. I have had that problem since my youngest daughter was wearing them in 94. So I always just stayed away from Huggies. But I have my granddaughter now and we use Luvs and Huggies and she does just fine
Robin

Chesterfield, MO

#12 May 6, 2010
I purchased a pack of size 4 Pampers Cruisers with Dry Max, and my son developed a very red private area. He has gotten red in the past, and a little Desitin clears it right up. I applied Desitin as I have done in the past, only to have him scream. This has been a persistant thing since we started using the new diapers 2 days ago. He has been walking around holding his private area and pulling at the area. As of a few mintues ago, I have stopped using the Cruisers in hopes of it clearing up.
MOMMA

Waupaca, WI

#13 May 6, 2010
I can't even tell you how IRRITATED I am at all of the comments about how bad of a mother I am because my son received burns from these diapers. I cannot put it into words how that makes me feel as a mother.
FYI, I have NEVER left my child in dirty diapers. I have NEVER neglected my child, and these burns are NOT the result of neglect of any sort.
If you are fortunate to not have experienced this, then that is great for you and your baby. But please do not judge and be critical of us parents who's children have been through this. It is a horrible thing and if it happened to you, I think you would agree that P&G needs to pull these off their shelves before anyone else gets hurt!
cassie

Vermilion, OH

#14 May 6, 2010
My daughter has been a little red ever since we started using pampers. Not blisters, but she has been irritated. so we have been using a lot of desitin to try and help.
Charlene

Denver, CO

#15 May 6, 2010
When my son was a baby I couldn't use any of these disposable diapers on him as he would break out in a rash. I went back to using the cloth diapers. I didn't have any more problems then
worried mother

Denver, CO

#16 May 6, 2010
I use huggies,I love that brand,don't go changin huggies cause I aint done having babies,oh and i also use flushable wipes on my children,I use to use the baby wipes on them but they kept getting blistery buts with them,I found out that the baby wipes actually have harsh chemicals in them that wipe away the natural bacteria that kids need to protect themselves from rashes,so as soon as I swiched to eqaute flushables I haven't had a problem since then.Take this advice from a women who has a 1 and 2 year old,and who plans to have three more babies,thats right government and buildeburg group,I plan to have five children altogether so kiss my Native American ass,the reason why I just said this people is because the government and buildeburg group are trying to kill alot of people by whatever we eat and drink and possibly what we put on every day by trying to find and change chemicals to make us sick,just because they're greedy son of a bitches>;) and they think the population should be lower,well i have somethin for ya (God said there is enough veggitation on this planet for all his children,so keep your nose out of God's work you Devil worshipers.
Italiano

Denver, CO

#17 May 6, 2010
Well, you are supposed to change the diaper when the little one wets, or drops a load, not let them set in it for days...........
Heather

United States

#19 May 6, 2010
wow people are really judgmental on here!!! I personally think its everyones preference & what works best for the baby.. I have used pampers since my baby was a newborn. I have tried huggies & store brands & it didnt work for me. So i guess until they (REALLY) find something wrong then thats when i'll stop using pampers dry max
Tina

Hurst, TX

#20 May 6, 2010
i have been using Pampers Cruisers with Dry Max for about a month now, and have not seen ANY problems, and my son has VERY sensitve skin. i noticed before with the old Pampers, and other brands, that his messes leaked overnight, that problem is now fixed! I love the dry max diapers!
Cwhyte

Aliso Viejo, CA

#21 May 6, 2010
Hi there - this is Cherie with Pampers. I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you a statement released today by Jodi Allen, Vice President for Pampers:

"For a number of weeks, Pampers has been a subject of growing but completely false rumors fueled by social media that its new Dry Max diaper causes rashes and other skin irritations. These rumors are being perpetuated by a small number of parents, some of whom are unhappy that we replaced our older Cruisers and Swaddlers products while others support competitive products and the use of cloth diapers. Some have specifically sought to promote the myth that our product causes 'chemical burns.' We have comprehensively and thoroughly investigated these and other claims and have found no evidence whatsoever that the reported conditions were in any way caused by materials in our product. Independent physicians, highly respected in the field, have analyzed our data and have confirmed our conclusions. This week we have shared these findings, and other detailed safety information, with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and we welcome its involvement in reviewing these claims and helping to educate parents on the true causes of diaper rash.

At Pampers, we want to reassure all parents that the materials used in the new diaper are not new -- they are the same type used in our previous products -- and do not and cannot cause so-called chemical burns or other serious skin conditions. We have encouraged these parents who have contacted us to speak with their own pediatricians about the true nature and cause of these problems.

To date, there have been in excess of two billion diaper changes using the new product, with only a handful of rash complaints, none of which were shown to be caused by the type of materials in our product. In fact, we have received fewer than two complaints about diaper rash for every one million diapers sold, which is average for our business and does not deviate from the number of calls we received prior to Dry Max. The majority of our consumers are telling us that they prefer the Dry Max product over the ones it replaced because it is 20% thinner than before.

Unfortunately, diaper rash is very common, and sometimes severe, regardless of the diaper used. At any given moment, more than 250,000 babies will experience a serious rash. Disposable diapers in fact have helped reduce the incidence of rash by more than 50 percent since they were first introduced in the 1960s because they pull wetness away from a baby's skin. It is very common for parents to correlate a change in our products with the sudden appearance of a rash. Pampers routinely sees a temporary increase in calls whenever we introduce a modification to our products.

We will continue to work hard to educate parents on the facts surrounding this story, as well as defend the integrity of our product from false and misleading information."

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