Government officials looking into reports of rashes caused by new diapers

WASHINGTON (AP) - Government safety officials are looking into a
handful of reports of severe rashes caused by new types of Pampers
diapers, made by Cincinnati-based Procter & Gamble.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission started an investigation
this week following complaints of babies and toddlers suffering
severe and persistent diaper rashes and blisters that resemble
chemical burns.
In March, P&G launched new versions of its Swaddlers and
Cruisers diapers in the U.S. The thinner diapers use the company's
Dry Max technology to replace the paper pulp previously used.
Parents' groups blame the change for skin problems.
The company denies that Dry Max causes chemical burns.

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