New York State Senator Kirsten Gillibrand introduced legislation on Wednesday to protect Syracuse babies, and young children throughout the State of New York. The legislation, titled the Safe Baby Products Act, is intended to combat toxins and carcinogens in common products used on children, including shampoo and lotion. A recent report suggests that dozens of bath products, perhaps including those produced by Johnson & Johnson, may contain cancer-causing agents such as 1,4 dioxane and formaldehyde.
The Safe Baby Products Act will assist the Food and Drug Administration with investigations into chemicals found in foods and products. The results of the those investigations will also be public. According to Albany-based Gillibrand, “[t]he good news is we don’t know they’re bad yet. All we know is that they have trace amounts of these chemicals that are known probable human carcinogens and irritants, and so we need to have the FDA do the test and tell us, are these levels safe, are these products safe, and do we have to worry.”
Under the Safe Baby Products Act, if a product is deemed unsafe, the FDA will have the power to create manufacturing guidelines to prevent dangerous products from harming young children.
The trial lawyers at Bottar Leone, PLLC, have decades of experience investigating, prosecuting and trying to verdict all types of product liability cases, including those arising out of dangerous chemicals intentionally or negligently included as ingredients in products. If you were injured due to a dug or chemical, you and/or your family may be entitled to compensation for lifelong health care, special education, medical expenses, medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering.
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