October 2019

Johnson & Johnson Recalls 33,000 Bottles of Baby Powder Due to Asbestos

The announcement was made Friday after U.S. health regulators found trace amounts of asbestos in samples. . The single lot of Johnson's Baby Powder was produced and shipped in the U.S. in 2018. . Johnson & Johnson has started an internal investigation . and is working closely with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to determine the validity of the test results. . According to a Reuters report, Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that its talc products contained asbestos. . The company has said over the years that its talc products are safe and do not cause cancer. . Johnson & Johnson is currently facing lawsuits from 15,500 plaintiffs related to its body powders containing talc.