By: Staff Writers | Published: May 14th, 2010
A class action suit has been filed against Proctor & Gamble on behalf of all purchasers of Pampers diapers or “Easy Ups” containing a new “Dry Max” technology, which have been linked to reports of severe diaper rash, blisters, chemical burns, infections and other problems.
The Pampers diaper class action lawsuit was filed on May 11 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. The claim seeks to force Proctor & Gamble to reimburse parents who bought the diapers, pay for the treatment of skin ailments allegedly caused by the Pampers diapers and regularly test their products to ensure they are not causing skin rashes or chemical burns.
In March, Proctor & Gamble released new Pampers Swaddlers and Cruisers diapers using “Dry Max” technology. The diapers are thinner than previous Pampers. However, a growing number of parents say that their children suffered severe rashes, blisters and what appear to be chemical burns after wearing the diapers.
The company has previously called the claims made in the Pampers diaper lawsuit false, and says that the allegations of severe diaper rash were started by a group of parents using social media to spread rumors about the diapers because they did not like the changes the company made to the diapers. However, parents from a Facebook group say they took to social media after they went to P&G directly and their concerns were swept aside.
The company pulled in about $8.5 billion in revenue from Pampers last year.
Earlier this month, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that it was opening an investigation into Pampers Dry Max diaper rash claims. Health Canada has also launched an investigation. The CPSC is urging parents who have experienced problems to contact them immediately. Parents can contact the CPSC at https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx.