“I’ve attempted to get more specific answers from Carefree and Tampax, and they will no longer answer questions! But looking at my boxes of Band-Aids, I didn’t see a whole lot of information. Luckily they responded with a pretty decent response! I’m begining to question anything that doesn’t have any information on packaging, and my questions are answered when they don’t want to give me details! That’s when I know I can no longer trust the company as much as I had originally thought! If other companies would respond like Band-Aid did, I would feel so much better! They even included the wrapper ingredients! And Carefree can’t even tell me about their adhesive!”
BAND-AID Brand was the first absorbent product brand to respond with any level of transparency to questions about product ingredients.
Care-free responded by telling us what food ingredients weren’t in their products. A disposable nursing pad company told us their disposable nursing pads were “100% cotton”?! Many other companies either have been defensive, haven’t responded, said their ingredients are proprietary, or we suspect the ingredients made available to consumers aren’t complete.
Band-Aid was the first brand to respond to this particular mom with kindness and full transparency.
We’re so thankful to see Band-Aid seems to believe that moms get to know what in the things we put on our baby.
Yes, this is just one private message to one mom. But I’ve seen her other screenshots. Multiple brands have been nothing less than rude to her. It feels like a small miracle when ONE BRAND does the right thing and respectfully tells the truth using BIG WORDS.
I’m not going to use this post to discuss how large companies might tend to treat women if we have questions about their product, but you should know that FTC labeling disclosure exceptions for disposable diapers and menstrual pads primarily affect babies, women, and the elderly.
We’d encourage Band-Aid to add the same level of transparency to their website (if it’s already there, we will update this post with a link) and to their packaging. That would be an even bigger deal than being immediately kind and respectful to one mom in a private message that ended up not being quite so private.