French baby wipes warning

The French consumers' organisation 60 Millions de Consommateurs has issued a list of baby wipes that it advises parents to avoid using.

These are wipes containing the chemical phenoxyethanol which could be dangerous to children under three years old.


Tests of phenoxyethanol on animals have shown increased levels of toxicity in red blood cells and the liver.

But the organisation is concerned that too few parents are aware of a notice issued by l’Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé (ANSM) which advises parents to stop using wipes containing phenoxyethanol.

The affected brands are:


Auchan baby au lait de toilette sans parfum peaux sensibles « Aux extraits d’amande douce et de miel »

Carrefour baby sensitive 0 % paraben et parfum

Nivea baby Soft & Cream

Mixa bébé à l’eau nettoyante

Mixa bébé au lait de toilette

Marque Repère E.Leclerc, Mots d’enfants, ultra douces Aloe Vera Huile d’amande douce

Pampers baby wipes

Pampers sensitive

Pampers sensitive maximum care

Pampers simply clean

Top budget Baby



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