Procter & Gamble Diaper Class-Action Suit Settlement

Procter & Gamble will pay $3 million in a settlement for a class-action lawsuit filed over the company’s Pampers Dry Max diapers. The lawsuit had claimed that these Pampers “caused diaper rash and other skin problems” in infants and young children.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission looked at this. They didn’t find any link between the Pampers and diaper rash. Is the CPSC the gold standard of reviews? No. But still. Diaper rash + CPSC saying no connection = no case, at least in my world, absent some compelling facts that I have not heard.

Incredibly, the settlement scores $2.7 million in lawyers’ fees and a $1,000 each for the named plaintiffs.

This is the part where you say this is what is wrong with our justice system and I give you some angle that shows your assumptions are misleading. I don’t have one here. It all appears very silly. Again, I’m on the outside looking in, but it seems just uber-goofy.

My kids used these diapers and got diaper rash. (Oops, I’m making up the latter.) I’m not going to, but I’m sure Ted Frank at Above the Law will get some calls about objecting to this settlement.


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