2010-05-20 / Local & State

P&G Says Pampers Sales Strong

By Dan Sewell AP BUSINESS WRITER

CINCINNATI (AP) – A Procter & Gamble Co. official reports strong sales for new versions of Pampers, despite complaints that triggered a government safety investigation.

Chief Financial Officer Jon Moeller told investors Thursday that the Cincinnati based consumer products company is seeing sales above expectations for the Dry Max diapers launched in March.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said last week it is probing reports about babies and toddlers suffering severe diaper rashes and blisters from the new, thinner diapers.

P&G responded that the claims were “completely false’’ and that it has received less than two complaints about rashes for every million Pampers sold.

A federal lawsuit was filed this week in Cincinnati on behalf of buyers of the diapers.

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