Johnson and Johnson has a history of choosing to use harmful ingredients. According to the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, hundreds of products were tested in labs to discover if they contained compounds or ingredients not listed on labels; and many did. Two carcinogenic chemicals, formaldehyde and 1,4 dioxane, were found in several of U.S. baby shampoos and bath products, including products from Johnson and Johnson. These chemicals are banned in other countries. Johnson & Johnson was selling formaldehyde-free versions of their baby products in Europe and other countries to meet their standards. Only years later did they reformulate their products for the U.S. and worldwide to remove the harmful ingredients. Talc in baby products has been banned in Europe for years along with many other harmful ingredients that can be found in U.S. personal care products.
The American people must stand together to bring change in industries such as the personal care industry. Manufacturers should choose healthy ingredients. Fortunately, victims of negligent companies are entitled to compensation through product liability laws. The injuries, illnesses, and death that occur annually due to dangerous and defective products is alarming, and victims should come forward to seek justice for their damages.
If you are suffering from ovarian cancer and you have used Johnson and Johnson’s talc products for feminine hygiene, call a trusted attorney at Meyerkord, Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC. As St. Louis’ best product liability attorneys, we seek to help bring our clients justice and hold negligent companies accountable for their actions. Our downtown St. Louis firm is always available for a free consultation. Contact us today.