WASHINGTON, D.C. - Safety regulators in the U.S. and Canada say they can't find a link between Pampers Dry Max diapers and diaper rash, despite thousands of complaints by parents.
From April through August 2010, the Consumer Product Safety Commission received nearly 4,700 incident reports about diaper rash. Nearly 85 percent of these complaints came in May and then dropped off significantly. As part of its technical evaluation, the CPSC and Canadian regulators examined the diaper's materials, construction and heat and moisture retention issues. They also looked at clinical data and toxcology reports.
Their investigation found no link so far between the diapers and the health complaints received, but CPSC warns parents to remain vigilant and observant. If parents believe their child is suffering from a rash because of the diaper, stop using the diaper and contact a pediatrician, CPSC recommends.
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