CINCINNATI (AP) — Consumer products maker Procter & Gamble says it has agreed to settle a lawsuit by parents who claimed a new version of Pampers diapers caused skin rashes and other problems for their babies.
P&G will pay attorney fees, estimated at $2.7 million, and $1,000 to each child of 59 plaintiffs, under terms subject to final approval in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati. The company also will spend $400,000 to create a pediatric resident training program and provide skin rash education, including on the Pampers website.
P&G said it isn't paying the plaintiffs damages.
The proposed settlement would end the legal action triggered by last year's launch of Dry Max, which P&G touted as thinner and more absorbent.
Complaints about rashes spread quickly online but P&G said no link was found.