Back in June, I had the opportunity to visit the P&G Headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. The purpose of this trip was to meet with the team at Pampers and to learn about the controversy surrounding the new Dry Max technology. You can see what I learned and my conclusions in my first post.
When I left Pampers, the raw data had been turned over to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission for assessment. I am happy to announce that the CPSC (as well as Health Canada) have not found any evidence that Pampers Dry Max technology is linked to diaper rash of warrants any cause for concern. The official Pampers statement is below:
“After a comprehensive review, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada announced today that they have found no cause linking Pampers Dry Max diapers and reports of diaper rash and other skin conditions. Pampers has welcomed the Commission’s and Health Canada’s thorough review and cooperated fully with them.
“We are thankful that the U.S. CPSC and Health Canada conducted their thorough reviews and have not identified any cause for concern with Pampers with Dry Max,” said Jodi Allen, Vice President of Pampers. “Our heartfelt mission is always to care for and protect babies, and as such, safety is, and will always be, our number one priority. We hope that today’s announcement will reassure the millions of moms and dads and child caregivers who place their trust in Pampers and Dry Max every day. We thank our customers for their continued support and greatly value and appreciate the trust they place in us.
“We truly and deeply sympathize with any parent whose baby is experiencing a diaper rash. Unfortunately, diaper rash is still a very common condition experienced by 2.5 million babies on average at any given time. We are parents ourselves. And it is more clear to us now than ever that we have a responsibility to help parents who desire more detailed information and guidance on skin care and diaper rash.
“To help, we are sponsoring the distribution of comprehensive educational materials produced by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that provide detailed information on the care and treatment of infant skin conditions, including diaper rash. These AAP materials are now available as free brochures and in the summer issue of AAP Healthy Children Magazine through many pediatrician offices, online at www.healthychildren.org, and at pampers.com.
“We promise that we will always put babies’ health and safety first and we encourage any parent or child caregiver with questions to reach out to us at 800/PAMPERS.”