J&J Escapes Toxic Baby Shampoo Action

Law360, New York (January 19, 2011, 6:16 PM EST) -- A unit of Johnson & Johnson has won its bid to dismiss a putative class action that accused the company of selling baby shampoo containing a potentially cancer-causing chemical.

Judge Dennis M. Cavanaugh of the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey granted J&J's motion to dismiss the case on Tuesday, ruling that the complaint failed to show parents suffered economic injury from purchasing the shampoo containing methylene chloride, which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration banned as an ingredient in cosmetics in 1989....
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