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ARCHIVED - Health Canada, US Consumer Product Safety Commission Find No Link Between Pampers Dry Max Diapers and Severe Diaper Rash

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September 2, 2010
For immediate release

OTTAWA - Health Canada and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have reviewed consumer incident reports and other information involving Pampers Dry Max diapers. The review has not identified any cause for concern.

Health Canada has received approximately 125 incident reports since May 2010 concerning this product.  Departmental officials immediately contacted the manufacturer to follow up and began investigating the complaints. 

As part of its technical evaluation, staff from each organization considered certain characteristics of the diaper, such as the materials used and the construction of the diaper.  In addition, staff evaluated clinical and toxicological data and critically reviewed data submitted by the manufacturer, drawing from expertise in various fields, including chemistry, toxicology and pediatric medicine.

While the investigation has not identified any specific cause for concern with this product, Health Canada and the CPSC recognize the serious concerns expressed by parents. Both organizations will continue to evaluate consumer complaints related to Pampers Dry Max diapers and will provide updated information if this assessment changes.

Most babies exhibit diaper rash at least once in their lifetime.  If parents or caregivers believe that their child is suffering from diaper rash that they believe to be related to a diaper, they are advised to seek the attention of a medical professional.  Consumers are also encouraged to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of a consumer product. Easy-to-use incident report forms are available on Next link will take you to another Web site CPSC's website or on Health Canada's website.

Additional information on diaper rash can be found on the Next link will take you to another Web site American Academy of Pediatrics website.


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