Congratulations to the great team at Campaign for Safe Cosmetics for getting Johnson & Johnson to commit to removing carcinogens from its baby products. As America’s most trusted brand (according to a recent Forbes survey), J&J owes it to its customers to do the best job it can to make the safest products possible.

The company made a significant step forward today with its pledge to reformulate hundreds of baby products worldwide to remove formaldehyde and 1, 4 dioxane. That’s where all baby brands need to be: getting chemicals known to cause cancer in animals out of products used on babies’ bodies.

Many groups and people were involved in this victory — members of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and dozens of ally groups, particularly American Nurses Association — but I want to give a special shout out to a special someone who was instrumental in making this happen, our fearless campaign leader Lisa Archer. Lisa just got home from the hospital with her new baby girl. Welcome to the world Sylvie Linnea Ethier; this one’s for you!

Here’s some great press coverage in Associated Press and Washington Post.

Important links:
March 2009 report “No More Toxic Tub” reveals carcinogens in many baby products
May 2009 letter to Johnson & Johnson from Campaign and allies
Sept. 2009 letter to J&J about its use of quaternium-15
Oct. 31, 2011 letter to J&J about new report “Baby’s Tub is Still Toxic”
Nov. 16, 2011 J&J letter pledging reformulation

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