Johnson & Johnson recalls baby powder after trace asbestos amount found in bottle
The recall comes as Johnson & Johnson face thousands of lawsuits.
Editor / October 19 2019
Johnson & Johnson has voluntarily recalled a single batch of its baby powder after US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulators found trace amounts of asbestos in the product.
The company said 33,000 bottles of talcum powder will be recalled “out of an abundance of caution”, reported The Guardian.
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The voluntary recall is limited to one lot of Johnson’s Baby Powder produced and shipped in the United States in 2018, the company said. Johnson & Johnson in a news release said that testing by the US Food and Drug Administration as recently as a month ago found no asbestos in their talc.
Asbestos is a carcinogen that can cause mesothelioma, cancer of the tissue that lines the lungs, stomach, heart and other organs.
The company is facing thousands of lawsuits from people who allege its talc products gave them cancer. On Friday, Johnson & Johnson repeated previous statements that its talc products are safe and don't contain asbestos.
The recall is limited to one lot. The bottles in question were shipped and produced last year.