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Posted on: Fri, 03/16/2001 - 4:10am
mom2two's picture
Joined: 06/09/2000 - 09:00

I think you just read the beginning and didn't follow through reading all 90 some odd posts (not that I blame you) but I think, and someone correct me if I am worng, that P&G came here and said that the only product, as it turns out, that could have peanut oil is the downy enhancer spray?

Posted on: Fri, 03/16/2001 - 10:37am
SLICE's picture
Joined: 07/20/2000 - 09:00

Well, my son had eczema reactions to Downy a couple years ago - now I know why. I use Wisk Free and Clear, and have never had any problems with that. I also use 20 Mule Team Borax. No fabric softeners anymore! I am so glad to find out about this - will call P&G tomorrow.

Posted on: Fri, 03/16/2001 - 10:40am
SLICE's picture
Joined: 07/20/2000 - 09:00

Oops - I meant Bounce, not Downy! (don't know how to edit!)

Posted on: Fri, 03/16/2001 - 1:29pm
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Okay now this does make sense I think!!! I just went to look at the Downy fabric softener that I have because I new that I did not have the 'spray'. It is Calming Mist Premium Care Downy and it has a sticker on it that says "Premium Care's name is changing to Downy Enhancer Look for it soon!" I wonder if this also contains peanut oil or if they changed the formula and started adding it when they changed the name? This would explain Jacob's itching all over because I started using it about a month ago when the itching started.

Posted on: Tue, 03/27/2001 - 1:30am
protectMyBoy's picture
Joined: 03/10/2001 - 09:00

Wow...I never imagined that one posting (my first time on peanutallergy.com) would ellicit so many responses. First of all, thank you to P & G for the timely responses. I commend you. The barrage of inquiries must have put your company on its toes to our concern. We PA people are obviously and necesarily a proactive community and unfortunately are becoming larger as more children become PA.
I too am not sure why I received the information that I did about the peanut oils being part of the fragrance if, as you state, they are not. I will continue to use fragrance -free detergents, shampoos, soaps, lotions, etc. in my home.
I am glad to be part of the peanutallery.com "team" and will continue to check in for product allerts and information.
Lastly, I am so relieved to read the feelings of being overwhelmed to the point of tears as I spend many nights worrying about everything that could cause "my boy" pain or suffering.

Posted on: Thu, 03/29/2001 - 2:07pm
SLICE's picture
Joined: 07/20/2000 - 09:00

P&G - thanks for posting re: laundry products. Now, how about info on soaps?

Posted on: Tue, 05/14/2002 - 1:56pm
Klutzi's picture
Joined: 03/10/2002 - 09:00

Here's a copy of the email I received about Tide on 3/26/02:
We understand your concern, and we have some information to share with you about our P&G products and peanut derivatives. In addition to all of our fragrance-free laundry products, the following laundry detergents and fabric conditioners contain no peanut-derived ingredients.
Tide (all versions)
Gain (all versions)
Cheer (all versions)
Era (all versions)
Dreft (all versions)
Bounce (all versions)
Ivory (all versions)
Downy Care (all versions)
Downy Wrinkle Releaser (all versions)
Downy Enhancer Invigorating Burst
Of all our Downy versions, only Downy Enhancer Calming Mist contains trace amounts of peanut oil in the fragrance. This oil is present in the fragrance in minute amounts which is then further diluted during the wash so it should not represent any objective safety concern. However, we understand why you want to reduce all risks to your family. We're currently working with our perfume suppliers to eliminate peanut-derived ingredients from Downy Enhancer Calming Mist. We'll keep you updated, but it will be awhile since reformulating a perfume is not a quick process.
I hope this reassures you and helps you make the best decisions about the products you use in your homes.
Mary Lou
USA Tide Team
Internet Mail Message
Received from host: msubim01.usi.net

Posted on: Tue, 05/14/2002 - 11:05pm
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Anonymous (not verified)

Thanks for the info Mary Lou. I only recently becames aware of the threat in laundry soaps and have been looking for current information. I use Tide and have continued while I was searching because I've had no problems with it.
Also, it's nice to see a company trying to take peanut oil out of their products for a change. Kudos to P&B.

Posted on: Fri, 05/24/2002 - 12:40am
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Joined: 05/22/2002 - 09:00

HI everyone!!! Ok After reading about all the detergent stuff, I was really angry!! My son wakes up at least twice a week with a rash and also itchy skin. As soon as his head hits the pillow his nose starts to run! I have tried switicng detegents to see if maybe that was the cause but no luck. So after I read this I called all the numbers on the back of Bounce, Tide and Downy containers. I was assured that non of these products either liquid or powder contained peanut oil or any other nut oils. With the exception of Downy calming mist scent. The guy I spoke to his name was Ben and he was in Canada where iam from. Iamsked if the ingredients are the same for the US as they are for Canada. and he said YES. So on one hand its good news but, How can some be told that yes there are peanuts oils in the products and then some of us told definately not??? iam really confused I dont know who to believe. I think to be safe, I will stick to purex liquid original scent with bleach which I know is safe!!! This is unbelievable. Now does this mean I have to stop my son from hugging his grandparents for fear that they may have washed their clothes in one of these products??? aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!! Here is the number I called if you would like to call also. 1 800-526-8623 it was Ben I spoke with . This number covers all three products. Good luck

Posted on: Fri, 05/24/2002 - 3:54am
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Joined: 02/24/2002 - 09:00

We use All Free & Clear and the grandparents are required to use it too! Visitors who don't use All F&C get one of our shirts to wear when they visit. That's the omly way we've found to prevent an eczema breakout.


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