Johnson & Johnson has recently responded to a call to action made by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, asking for consumers to boycott all of the company’s baby care products after the manufacturing giant has failed to remove chemicals linked to cancer development from their products.
J&J’s popular baby shampoo was discovered to contain dioxane and quaternium-15, substances that release formaldehyde, more than two years ago. CSC director Lisa Archer, as well as numerous other consumer and environmental groups, have urged the company to remove the chemicals from its product lines. A company spokesperson said that Johnson & Johnson has been working to gradually remove the chemicals, but minute amounts are still present.
Archer has called for consumers to boycott the company’s baby care products until the potential cancer-causing agents have been eliminated.