Ask Johnson & Johnson to Live Up to Its "Pure"
and "Gentle" Claims
Last month the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and partner
released a report revealing that dozens of popular bath
products for babies and kids contain at least two hazardous
contaminants: 1,4-dioxane and formaldehyde.
Both of these chemicals cause cancer in animals, and
formaldehyde is also known to cause skin rashes in people who
are sensitive to the chemical.
Parents around the world were particularly infuriated that
Johnson's Baby Shampoo, the iconic brand that many hospitals
send home with new babies, contained both of these contaminants
- neither of which is listed on ingredient labels.
story was covered across the United States, around the world
and online. Concerned moms called Johnson & Johnson - and then
blogged about the company's dismissive response.
Of the report, J&J said, "The trace levels of certain compounds
found by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics can result from
processes that make our products gentle for babies and safe from
bacteria growth," and the Campaign should stop "alarming"
We think parents have a right to know if the products they buy
for their babies contain hazardous chemicals linked to cancer
and skin rashes. Other companies are making safe and gentle baby
products without hazardous chemicals. Instead of playing
defense, J&J should live up to its promises of purity and be the
safest, most responsible company it can be.
Whether you bathe your little ones using Johnson's Baby Shampoo,
you grew up with "No More Tears" in the tub, you're a medical
professional or you're just outraged that there are carcinogens
in shampoo, take a minute to tell J&J that safe products are
important to you.
Take Action: Send a letter to Johnson & Johnson from our
Learn More: Read our report, "No More Toxic Tub"