Last spring, the internet was lit up with reports that Pampers Dry Max diapers cause rashes, burns, sores, and boils on the babies who wear them. And though at least one study could find no link between the nappies and the babies’ blemishes, Pampers parent company Procter & Gamble has agreed to settle a class-action suit involving the product.
Under the proposed settlement, which still needs a judge’s approval, P&G will pay up to $2.7 million in attorneys’ fees and spend $400,000 to fund training programs in pediatric skin health.
P&G has also agreed to pay $1,000 per child to the 59 plaintiffs in the class-action. The payments, the proposal says, are compensation only for their time and effort involved in the lawsuit, “not for reimbursement or compensation for any damages, injury, or reimbursement for medical bills.”
In September, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission looked into claims by parents that their children were being harmed by the chemicals used in these diapers and could find no link.
P&G to settle diaper suit [Cincinnati.com]