Pampers Lawsuit: Proctor and Gamble Accused Of Blaming Parents
Class Action Lawsuit Targets P & G, Pampers Diapers With Dry Max Technology - Keller Rohrback Law Firm
The battle between some parents who used Pampers diapers on their children and Proctor and Gamble which owns Pampers has entered a new phase - from the asking for a Pampers Recall to launching lawsuits
The Seattle based law firm Keller Rohrback is asking the courts to allow a class action lawsuit on behalf of parents who children have allegedly suffered rashes and burn like symptoms because they wore Pampers Diapers with New Dry Max technology.
The suits cite cases of diaper rash, sometimes severe, among babies diapered in recent months with Pampers Swaddlers or Cruisers diapers with the Dry Max technology, which P&G claims in ads is 20% thinner and twice as dry as Huggies Little Movers diapers from Kimberly-Clark Corp. While the complaints don't directly cite reports from physicians, one cites the opinion of a father of one of the babies, a "clinical pharmacist," that his child's rash "looked like a skin reaction to some sort of chemical."
Proctor and Gamble's position continues to be that the diapers are not the problem and that some babies just get diaper rash. They say the new Pampers diaper has been tested extensively and is safe.
While we have great empathy for any parent dealing with diaper rash – a common and sometimes severe condition – the claims made in this lawsuit are completely false," the company said in a statement Thursday. "One out of every four babies at any given time will be experiencing diaper rash. To attribute these conditions to the DryMax disposable diaper is incorrect and misguided."
The United States Consumer Product and Safety Commission and Health Canada are investigating Pampers Diapers with Dry Max technology but the reports are not due for a few months.