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Posted on: Mon, 03/12/2001 - 10:03am
margaret's picture
Joined: 11/01/2000 - 09:00

To PA.com members: It looks like the squeaky wheel gets the grease! P and G really was impressed by the number of PA.com inquiries.

Posted on: Mon, 03/12/2001 - 10:13am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Okay, so now we all stop what we're doing and send an email to Proctor & Gamble to thank them for being responsible, forthright and concerned. I cannot believe they actually came to our board and posted - incredible!
Let's all thank them for doing a great job!

Posted on: Mon, 03/12/2001 - 10:23am
AnneK's picture
Joined: 01/04/2001 - 09:00

Wow! I would have never thought of peanut oil in laundry detergent. This may explain an incidence we had last week.
Emily suddenly started fighting me when changing her clothes (screaming like her clothes hurt her). The next day she had small red dots all over her back and tummy. I figured it was related to something she ate until my mother asked if I had switched laundry detergents.
I had used dye/fragrance free Tide, as always, but had added Downey to the last load which I don't normally do. It was fragrance/dye free Downey, so I didn't think it would irritate her skin, plus I always put her clothes through a second rinse.
Maybe it was a coincidence since it wasn't Downey with fragrance, but I re-washed all of Emily's clothes without the Downey and she's fine now.

Posted on: Mon, 03/12/2001 - 10:48am
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Anonymous (not verified)

I just recently switched from years of using ERA to Gentle Breeze Gain liquid detergent and Gentle Breeze Bounce sheets. Two nights ago my son had red bumps all over both knees and down the front of his legs. He complained they hurt and itched. I put Benadryl cream on his legs and it took the itch away.
THANK YOU PROCTOR & GAMBLE for coming in here and posting! Please keep us informed once you receive the reports!
Stay Safe.
[This message has been edited by Connie (edited March 12, 2001).]

Posted on: Mon, 03/12/2001 - 1:02pm
andy's picture
Joined: 04/26/2001 - 09:00

Thank you Proctor and Gamble for your response. I think the fact that you responded on this message board is the sign of a socially responsible corporation that responds to its customers. Good for you. Andy

Posted on: Mon, 03/12/2001 - 9:44pm
morgansmom's picture
Joined: 04/29/2000 - 09:00

Procter & Gamble:
I sure hope you also read the posts that are in this link!
My family has worked for Procter and Gamble for years and I am proud to see that you take consumer concerns seriously!
I just also wanted to respond to some parts of your email. The people on this board have all been to certified allergist, we know we are allergic to peanuts, some of us are allergic to more! ..but all of us are VERY aware of our allergies!
Our children are getting rashes from your products, you state that we should not be so quick to jump to the peanut derivative in the fragrance. ...to us the peanuts would be the obvious answer!
While I am impressed that you have a resourceful toxicologist to turn to for answers, I would suggest you also turn to our population, "the peanut allergic" who have been using your product for answers - straight from the horses mouth so to speak! It is only when we pull all our resources together that we can truly see the whole picture of what is happening here. Don't forget us in the equation!
Please understand, many of us can NOT come into contact with peanuts without rashing, wheezing, swelling, ...dying!!! There are some on this board who can not stand the smell of peanuts without some type of reaction.
We want you to know, we don't want ANY small amounts of peanuts or their derivatives in our laundry detergents and fabric softeners. ...and should you remain using them we NEED to know they are there, with better labelling, cautions on the bottles, or at least through boards like this one, so that we can avoid them like the plague.
Our lives are at stake, nothing less! Please help us by being a manufacture leader who provides better labelling, choosing to use other products (not peanuts) and eliminating hidden peanuts in cleaning supplies.
Do not be sorry for intruding on our message board, you are welcome always!
[This message has been edited by morgansmom (edited March 13, 2001).]
[This message has been edited by morgansmom (edited March 13, 2001).]

Posted on: Mon, 03/12/2001 - 10:46pm
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Anonymous (not verified)

I want to thank you also for summarizing so well what has been bothering me since I read their post. I appreciate their concern but as you simply stated "We must know if they continue to use it in the product." My brain has been rolling trying to think of what it was that I needed to say to them in response to their post but I think you did it perfectly.

Posted on: Mon, 03/12/2001 - 10:55pm
PattyR's picture
Joined: 04/12/2002 - 09:00

Well said MorgansMom,
I too have been trying to decide how to respond. While, I appreciate P&G taking our concerns seriously, I will wait to be very impressed until they remove peanut oil from their fragrances.
If they do not, I will no longer buy P&G products as I could no longer trust their labeling. I hope they are quick to respond with the results of their inquiry.

Posted on: Tue, 03/13/2001 - 2:32am
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Joined: 06/09/2000 - 09:00

I want to add that not only was the customer service rep I spoke with at Proctor and Gamble very helpful and caring, but so were the service reps I spoke with at Lever Brothers (Wisk) and Colgate-Palmolive (Palmolive Dish Soap).
I was told no peanut products in Wisk Free by the way but they need to get back to me about the Palmolive Dish Soap as they could only find that it contains "fragrance" and they would have to do further research to get a complete breakdown.
And for whoever asked, I was told that the liquid Downey with fragrance DID contain a possible peanut oil derivative. We don't use the sheets so I didn't ask about them.

Posted on: Tue, 03/13/2001 - 3:53am
arachide's picture
Joined: 08/16/2000 - 09:00

Does anyone else find it a little disconcerting that the company itself doesn't "know" what's in their "fragrance" and has to check and get back to us?
[This message has been edited by arachide (edited March 13, 2001).]


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