dryer sheets

Posted on: Wed, 01/25/2006 - 9:26am
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I was just glancing at the products message board and saw these posts from 2001 regarding numerous dryer sheets containing peanut oil--is this still the case?

Posted on: Sun, 01/29/2006 - 3:03pm
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I haven't ever heard of this. I will do some checking and let you know what I find out.
Laura Duke
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Posted on: Sun, 01/29/2006 - 9:19pm
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monkey, was no resolution ever posted in any of the threads? I remember when the whole thing *hit* the board.
I can't be 100% sure, so you may want to call whichever manufacturer's dryer sheets you do use, but I think in the end we found out that everything was PA safe. Whether it was safe allergy wise, whole other story.
But again, I would check on the specific dryer sheet you're going to use - including the fragrance of it.
I do think it worked out that dryer sheets, laundry detergent, and something else were okay, because it never stuck out in my mind that I had to avoid any specific fragrance of a specific dryer sheet. I could be wrong, but I would contact the manufacturer to get some up-to-date information so you feel better.
For me, I don't worry about them. I buy store brand, no name, no scent. Or, I buy Fleecy brand, vanilla scent.
And I have not called to see if they are PA safe or not.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Mon, 01/30/2006 - 12:06am
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Back when there were a lot of rumors floating around about peanut oil in various laundry products, I called Proctor and Gamble to get more info. I called them twice. Remember this was a few years ago, so things might have changed, of course. What they told me was that there were no ingredients derived from peanuts or treenuts in any Tide (detergent) or Bounce (fabric softener sheet) products. There was peanut oil in the fragrance of one particular version of Downy liquid fabric softener. That one variety happened to be the one I used. I was completely distraught over this, and let them know how upset I was. They claimed that they didn't print a warning on the label because they were working with the supplier of the fragrance to remove the peanut oil. Yeah, right.
I haven't called since. I still use Tide. I usually choose fragrance-free dryer sheets to lessen the chance of them containing peanut/treenut oil, but I haven't called any manufacturers since.
HTH,
Debbie

Posted on: Mon, 01/30/2006 - 12:25am
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DRobbins, great memory! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I just know that once I found out that the things I was using were okay, I didn't think any more about it, if that makes sense.
Funny thing - I switch laundry detergents often enough and my second last purchase was Sunlight Liquid. Well, I found for me, after not having used it for quite some time, it was bothering my environmental allergies. I just try to get fragrance free with everything due to environmental allergies in the house, but when I can get Tide or Sunlight at a *good* price, I will buy it. But now, I don't think I'll buy the Sunlight again but only because of the environmental allergies, nothing to do with PA, and really only specifically with regard to my environmental allergies.
But no, great memory. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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"That was Polanski. Nicholson got his nose cut."

Posted on: Sun, 01/29/2006 - 3:03pm
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I haven't ever heard of this. I will do some checking and let you know what I find out.
Laura Duke
[email]7051996@bellsouth.net[/email]

Posted on: Sun, 01/29/2006 - 9:19pm
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monkey, was no resolution ever posted in any of the threads? I remember when the whole thing *hit* the board.
I can't be 100% sure, so you may want to call whichever manufacturer's dryer sheets you do use, but I think in the end we found out that everything was PA safe. Whether it was safe allergy wise, whole other story.
But again, I would check on the specific dryer sheet you're going to use - including the fragrance of it.
I do think it worked out that dryer sheets, laundry detergent, and something else were okay, because it never stuck out in my mind that I had to avoid any specific fragrance of a specific dryer sheet. I could be wrong, but I would contact the manufacturer to get some up-to-date information so you feel better.
For me, I don't worry about them. I buy store brand, no name, no scent. Or, I buy Fleecy brand, vanilla scent.
And I have not called to see if they are PA safe or not.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
------------------
"That was Polanski. Nicholson got his nose cut."

Posted on: Mon, 01/30/2006 - 12:06am
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Joined: 07/19/2001 - 09:00

Back when there were a lot of rumors floating around about peanut oil in various laundry products, I called Proctor and Gamble to get more info. I called them twice. Remember this was a few years ago, so things might have changed, of course. What they told me was that there were no ingredients derived from peanuts or treenuts in any Tide (detergent) or Bounce (fabric softener sheet) products. There was peanut oil in the fragrance of one particular version of Downy liquid fabric softener. That one variety happened to be the one I used. I was completely distraught over this, and let them know how upset I was. They claimed that they didn't print a warning on the label because they were working with the supplier of the fragrance to remove the peanut oil. Yeah, right.
I haven't called since. I still use Tide. I usually choose fragrance-free dryer sheets to lessen the chance of them containing peanut/treenut oil, but I haven't called any manufacturers since.
HTH,
Debbie

Posted on: Mon, 01/30/2006 - 12:25am
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DRobbins, great memory! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I just know that once I found out that the things I was using were okay, I didn't think any more about it, if that makes sense.
Funny thing - I switch laundry detergents often enough and my second last purchase was Sunlight Liquid. Well, I found for me, after not having used it for quite some time, it was bothering my environmental allergies. I just try to get fragrance free with everything due to environmental allergies in the house, but when I can get Tide or Sunlight at a *good* price, I will buy it. But now, I don't think I'll buy the Sunlight again but only because of the environmental allergies, nothing to do with PA, and really only specifically with regard to my environmental allergies.
But no, great memory. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
------------------
"That was Polanski. Nicholson got his nose cut."

Posted on: Sun, 04/15/2007 - 1:24am
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gee I never heard of that but I will go check mine out right now.. ( I don't use dryer sheets with DS clothes) Ihaven't since he was a baby because he has sensitive skin.
Therese

Posted on: Sun, 04/15/2007 - 7:04am
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No! I haven't heard of this! Why in the world....
We don't use dryer sheets either for any of DS's clothes, sheets, or towels--All Free is it. But we do occasionally use a Downey dryer sheet for our sheets. This is something to look into!
Thanks for sharing this info. Anyone else heard of this?

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