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Posted on: Mon, 03/12/2001 - 7:41am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

We're sorry to intrude on your message board, but some of your members have contacted us about your discussion. We understand the concerns you have about the use of peanut-derived products in laundry products; some of our family members have allergies to nuts, too.
We believe some people may have misinterpreted the information our phone representatives shared, or taken it out of context. We know you wouldn't want to spread false information to others, so we're here to share what we know -- straight from the horse's mouth, so to speak.
We value the safety of the people who use our products above everything else and we want you to feel secure when using our brands. The only ingredient in our laundry products that could contain a material derived from nuts would be fragrance. We'd hate for anyone to attribute a rash or other reaction to a fragrance when the cause could be something else altogether. Your allergist is in the best position to help you determine the cause of an allergic reaction.
Having said that, we're working actively with our toxicologists and the teams that developed our Tide, Bounce, Downy and other laundry products to get accurate information to you about the fragrances in our products and how they might or might not have an effect on people with peanut allergies.
Until then, we hope it reassures you to know we market several fragrance-free products. These "free" products do not contain peanut oil or nut-derived ingredients.
Tide Free - liquid and powder
Cheer Free - liquid and powder
Ultra Downy Free - liquid
Bounce Free - sheets
We promise to keep in touch and update you as soon as we get the accurate information you requested.
Thanks for your patience,
Procter & Gamble Consumer Relations / Fabric & Home Care Team

Posted on: Mon, 03/12/2001 - 7:46am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

THANK YOU Proctor & Gamble and many kudos to your company.
I am unbelievably impressed! If all manufacturers were as concerned and involved as your company, we wouldn't have any worries.
Did I mention how impressed I am?! Looking forward to the follow up.

Posted on: Mon, 03/12/2001 - 8:05am
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I also must say thanks to Procter & Gamble. I am still upset but am relieved that they took our comments seriously.

Posted on: Mon, 03/12/2001 - 8:08am
DMB's picture
Joined: 02/22/2001 - 09:00

Boy . . . I'm off the boards for a couple of days and look what I come back to! Wow! I have literally been using Tide and Downey fabric softener since my pa son was born--almost 4 years now. He is extremely sensitive to touch (peanuts), but I have to say he has never had any problems with his skin. There is only one time he had an unexplained "rash" and we traced that back to a shampoo that had almond oil in it.
Now my younger son who does not have pa that we know of, does have sensitive skin--mainly his cheeks. I switched to the dye & perfume free Tide for his clothes and beddings and his "red cheeks" have gotten much better.
That's great that P & G took the time to come in here and post. I guess I won't have to make any calls or send any emails, huh? I'm looking forward to hearing what they have to say.

Posted on: Mon, 03/12/2001 - 8:10am
Sue's picture
Joined: 02/13/1999 - 09:00

Thank you proctor and Gamble - I have a VERY large extended family and we all use tide. Everyone has purchased a small box of ALL free laundry detergent (allergist's suggestion) until we find out about your companies use of peanut products.
Thank You for taking the time to look into this issue.
Sue in Sunny Arizona

Posted on: Mon, 03/12/2001 - 8:56am
katiee's picture
Joined: 05/09/2001 - 09:00

All I can say is WOW! Kudos to Proctor & Gamble for their obvious understanding regarding the seriousness of this issue.
It' refreshing to see a company take this issue to heart and try to put us at ease.
Katiee (Wade's mom)

Posted on: Mon, 03/12/2001 - 9:02am
yarnwoman's picture
Joined: 10/09/2000 - 09:00

WOW! I to am very impressed. the person I spoke to today at P&G had asked where I found this information and I told her at peanutallergy.com and she said they had gotten many phone calls and that maybe they should go to the web site and post their answers but I really didn't think they would. I am very impressed and agree that its to bad more companies aren't this considerate.

Posted on: Mon, 03/12/2001 - 9:36am
WoozerMom's picture
Joined: 12/28/2000 - 09:00

How uplifting it is to find a Corporation who understands our problems. Thank you Proctor & Gamble.

Posted on: Mon, 03/12/2001 - 9:38am
arachide's picture
Joined: 08/16/2000 - 09:00

Now if only some of our questionable food companies would do the same.... thanks for listening P&G.

Posted on: Mon, 03/12/2001 - 9:44am
Donna Fitz's picture
Joined: 03/11/2001 - 09:00

WOW!!! very impressive Procter & Gamble, your quick reply & willingness to check into this matter is greatly appreciated, you've kept my family and extended family as customer's.
[This message has been edited by Donna Fitz (edited March 12, 2001).]


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