Argington, Maker of Modern Baby Bedding, Comments on Johnson & Johnson’s Announcement to Remove Possibly Harmful Chemicals from Their Products

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Argington issues a statement following Johnson and Johnson’s decision to stop including possibly harmful chemicals in their products.

On September 6, 2012, modern baby bedding manufacturer Argington released a statement regarding the recently published MSNBC.com update about Johnson & Johnson’s program to remove a certain group of reportedly harmful chemicals from their adult and baby care product lines by 2015.

The MSNBC.com article stated that Johnson & Johnson, after years of pressure from the coalition group the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, which “includes more than 175 nonprofit groups representing about 1.7 million members,” has begun reformulating their products. According to MSNBC.com, the Associated Press (AP) had an exclusive interview with Johnson & Johnson, who stated that their plan “remains on track to have baby products, including its Johnson's No More Tears baby shampoo, reformulated with safer ingredients by the end of 2013. Adult products will be reformulated by the end of 2015.”

Argington representative Clay Darrohn applauds Johnson & Johnson’s plan, saying, “Johnson & Johnson is known worldwide as a supplier of quality children’s products. Their process to get rid of chemicals in their products speaks to their commitment to children’s health. The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics should get credit for spearheading this movement. Eliminating chemicals from products that our children are exposed to at such a young age is critical. This is one reason why Argington has a range of natural and organic products. We try to keep our products as simple and natural as possible, in order to help give babies and children as healthy a start to life as possible.”

MSNBC.com states that the chemicals to be phased out are 1,4 dioxane, formaldehyde, and “others of concern, including triclosan, phthalates and parabens, as well as fragrance ingredients, which aren't disclosed on product labels.” As the article states, “U.S. Food and Drug Administration doesn't regulate cosmetic products.” Quality testing of replacement ingredients in other countries is one reason cited for the process needing to take several years.

Argington is a manufacturer of fine baby furniture and nursery bedding, located in New York. They proudly offer sustainable products that are organic or eco-friendly. Argington’s products are always designed with mobility and a variety of uses in mind to make parents’ lives a whole like simpler.

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