Here’s one for the “What are they thinking??” file:
Two chemicals considered harmful to babies remain in Johnson & Johnson’s baby shampoo sold in the U.S. even though the company already makes versions without them, according to a coalition of health and environmental groups.
The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics has unsuccessfully been urging the world’s largest health care company for 2 1/2 years to remove the trace amounts of potentially cancer-causing chemicals — dioxane and a substance called quaternium-15 that releases formaldehyde — from Johnson’s Baby Shampoo, one of its signature products.
J & J’s image as a baby-and-family-friendly company is certainly taking a beating on this one. Deservedly so.