Johnson & Johnson removes formaldehyde from shampoo

**FILE** Bottles of Johnson's baby shampoo are on display in a store in New York in this April 18, 2006 file photo. Health care products maker Johnson & Johnson said Tuesday, April 17, 2007 its first-quarter profit fell 22 percent as a large charge for an acquisition more than offset record sales. But the results beat expectations and the company's shares rose more than 3 percent. (AP Photo/Shahrzad Elghanayan, file)

January 20, 2014 4:42:48 PM PST
Johnson & Johnson has removed formaldehyde from its popular "No More Tears" baby shampoo.

The company told the New York Times that as of January it has created an entirely new formula for the shampoo sold under the label "Improved Formula."

Formaldehyde is a naturally-occurring chemical, but the federal government classifies it as a cancer-causing agent in high doses.