Following the death of a 4-month-old baby, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Baby Matters LLC have announced the recall of 30,000 Nap Nanny portable baby recliners.
Our more scholarly sister Consumer Reports recently took a look at the Tummy Tub, which “looks like something out of a chemical-mixing laboratory,” but is supposed to recreate a feeling of being in the womb for your baby while you give it a bath. Because there’s nothing more womb-like than being scrubbed with soap and water in a loud, brightly lit bathroom.
More than half of the baby products recently tested by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics were found to contain trace levels of formaldehyde and dioxane. Though the study didn’t accuse Johnson & Johnson of dumping barrels of the potential carcinogens directly into their baby products, the dangerous chemicals can form during the manufacturing process as other ingredients break down. The full list of 48 tested baby shampoos, lotions, soaps, and wipes—including some well-known products you probably have on your shelf—inside.