Scientists and safety experts at CPSC and Health Canada have reviewed consumer safety reports involving Pampers Dry Max Diapers. About 4,700 of you sent diaper comments to CPSC from April 11 through August 30, 2010. Almost 85 percent were in May, when CPSC announced that it was investigating. The comments talked about Dry Max and other diaper issues.
We care about the health and well being of babies and take the reports submitted to us very seriously. Yet thus far, the diaper research done in the U.S. and Canada has not identified a specific cause linking the complaints from parents and caregivers to the Dry Max diapers. CPSC and Health Canada looked at the materials used to make the diapers, how the diapers were constructed and heat and moisture issues with diapers. They evaluated relevant diaper data. Plus, they studied the results of Proctor and Gamble’s diaper testing.
CPSC staff believes that some babies may be more prone to developing a rash or other skin problems from this or other products.
As many parents know, diaper rash is a common occurrence. Most babies get at least one diaper rash in their lifetime.
If you believe that your child is suffering from a diaper rash that you think is related to the diaper, we recommend that you stop using the diaper and contact your pediatrician.
If you continue to have problems with this or any other baby product, definitely let us know. The more details you give, the better.