Friday, August 22, 2008

A Bone to Pick....

I have not used this blog to air my grievances in the past, but today I have a bone to pick!

In a nutshell I have been miserable all day due to an outbreak of hives. BUYER BEWARE!
I contacted the company via internet to let them know there is a problem.

Here is what I wrote:
"I am very disappointed in your All Free and Clear. Or should it be renamed 'neither free nor clear'. After using this product two-three times in the past week and a half, I have become overtaken with hives. This is the ONLY thing that has changed in our routine or of the products we consume. After a day of suspicion it was confirmed, i had taken medicine to relive myself but while nursing my son, who was dressed in freshly laundered pj's yet again my stomach, buttocks and ankles immediately began itching and swelling with weals. Please tell me what chemical is reported to have this side effect as I want to avoid it in all ways. I do not want to be hospitalized for anaphylaxis after washing clothes! In case you dismiss this is a rare case, I spoke to my health care provider today regarding my suspicions, and lo and behold her daughter is severely allergic to this product as well. I am irritated and itching. People are conned by lovely packaging in the hope that they are doing a good thing for their body and environment and this is an injustice. "

Maybe it is a wee bit dramatic but darn it all! I'm not happy!
Does anyone out there have itchies from a chemical? Air your grievance here!!!


Donna Koehn said...

Let me say how sorry I am for exposing you to this chemical to which you are allergic. Do you suppose the bumps on Levi's chest may be the same allergy rather than heat rash?

Let me know what you hear from Proctor & Gamble (they are the ones that make ALL, aren't they?) Cori uses is for Ruby's stuff, too. I hope she reads your blog if you haven't called her.

Onna said...

Deaest Dona, It is SOOOOO not your fault! Love ya!

Charis & Judah's Mom said...

I am so sad for you! I've been using All Free and Clear for a long time on all of our clothes, and we've never had any detergent-related rashes or hives. I hope you can find something that doesn't affect you in this way!!