Johnson & Johnson Plans To Remove Carcinogens From Products

Last week the New York Times reported that Johnson & Johnson has announced plans to remove a host of questionable ingredients and contaminants from their products—notably formaldehyde and 1,4-dioxane—by 2015. According to the article they also intend to phase out parabens, phthlates, triclosan and other chemicals we’ve long had on our X list, though it was a little bit unclear from the piece whether this was all going to be on the same... Read More

Is Johnson’s Going Green for Babies?

Happy Friday! I was just cruising along the always enjoyable when I came across a banner ad for Johnson’s new “natural” line for babies. Have any of you seen this? It appears that Johnson’s has added three maybe-clean products to its baby line. Ingredients not found in these products include: parabens, dyes, silicones, lanolin, paraffin, petrolatum, phthalates or essential oils. Um, this is a big deal! Don’t... Read More

Johnson & Johnson in Trouble Over Children’s Products… Again

Johnson & Johnson is not making any new friends in the schoolyard this year. Back in February, a federal judge in Newark ruled in favor of letting a class action suit against the company proceed (presumably it’s ongoing, unless it was quietly settled…). The plaintiffs were alleging that J&J’s baby shampoo contained methyl chloride—one of the eight ingredients the FDA has actually banned for use in personal care products. (The EU,... Read More