Thursday, May 28, 2009

Baby and Child Marketed Soap Brands That Tested Positive for Formaldehyde


Just when you thought it was safe to go into the tub.
The following baby and children soaps and bath washes have been found to contain formaldehyde, considered a probable carcinogen by the Environmental Protection Agency.

*According to The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics

American Girl Hopes and Dreams Shimmer Body Lotion (Bath & Body Works)
Baby Magic “Soft Baby Scent” Baby Lotion (Ascendia Brands, Inc)
Baby Magic “Soft Baby Scent” Baby Lotion (Ascendia Brands, Inc)
Baby Magic “Soft Baby Scent” Baby Lotion (Ascendia Brands, Inc)
Tinker Bell Body Lotion (Goldie LLC)
CVS Baby Shampoo (CVS/Pharmacy)
Johnson’s Baby Shampoo (Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies)
Johnson’s Baby Shampoo (Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies)
L’Oreal Kids Extra Gentle 2-in-1 Fast Dry Shampoo – Burst of Cool Melon (L’Oreal USA)
American Girl Real Beauty Inside and Out Shower Gel – Apple Blossom (Bath & Body Works)
American Girl Real Beauty Inside and Out Shower Gel – Apple Blossom (Bath & Body Works)
American Girl Real Beauty Inside and Out Shower Gel – Apple Blossom (Bath & Body Works)
CVS Kids Body Wash – Blueberry Blast (CVS/Pharmacy)
Equate Tearless Baby Wash (Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.)
Gentle Naturals Eczema Baby Wash (Del Pharmaceuticals, Inc.)
Grins & Giggles Milk & Honey Baby Wash (Gerber Products Company)
Huggies Naturally Refreshing Cucumber & Green Tea Baby Wash (Kimberly-Clark)
Barbie Berry Sweet Bubble Bath (Water-Jel Technologies)
Dora the Explorer Bubble Bath (MZB Personal Care)
Sesame Street Bubble Bath – Orange Mango Tango (The Village Company)
Tinker Bell Scented Bubble Bath (Goldie LLC)
Hot Wheels Berry Blast Bubble Bath (Water-Jel Technologies)
Mustela Multi-Sensory Bubble Bath (Laboratories Expanscience)
Huggies Soft Skin – Shea Butter (Kimberly-Clark Global Sales Inc)
Pampers Kandoo Foaming Handsoap – Magic Melon (Procter & Gamble)

How do I avoid this problem? The first way is I use only natural and organic soaps and washes and even then I still read the ingredient list carefully to be sure I know everything that is in it such as Dr. Bronner’s . Secondly for bar soaps, I make my own cold-process goats milk soaps with added essential oils for complete control over the ingredients.

5 comments:

Lindsey on May 28, 2009 at 12:19 PM said...

yuk!

||| laura frantz ||| on May 28, 2009 at 7:17 PM said...

I avoid the issue by not washing my kids.

Jen at Cage Free Monkeys on May 29, 2009 at 8:13 AM said...

I feel bad for the mom who found my site by googling : child ate kandoo soap. Poor mom, poor kid. :)

Anonymous said...

Cheap soap is just that - cheap soap. Just because its geared to kids (i.e. Dora, Sesame Street characters) does not mean its good for them. Its ridiculous what crap they think is ok to soak with children. I've been using Method Bubble Bath with Mayson - so far I think its good. I think I've seen Baby Magic in almost all of the blogs and lists of bad ingredients. To think I used that at one point makes me sick.

Jen at Cage Free Monkeys on May 29, 2009 at 1:12 PM said...

I unfortunatly used several of these ove rthe years but most disturbing to me is that the NICU gave me Johnson and Johnson to put on my three pound baby. I think the ratio of formaldehyde to body weight is pretty bad then

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