Johnson & Johnson Recalls Asbestos-Tainted Baby Powder
Johnson & Johnson is recalling a shipment of baby powder after the Food and Drug Administration discovered evidence of asbestos, the company said on Friday.
In a test, the regulator found trace levels of chrysotile asbestos in samples from a bottle of baby powder purchased from an online retailer, Johnson & Johnson said.
Ernie Knewitz, a spokesman for Johnson & Johnson, said the recalled lot, #22318RB, involves 33,000 bottles sold by an unidentified retailer. The recall is the first time Johnson & Johnson has ever pulled baby powder from the market, he said.
The company, which is facing thousands of lawsuits over its baby powder and other talc-based products, said it is initiating the recall in the United States "out of an abundance of caution." The company has had mixed success challenging claims from cancer patients who say that baby powder contaminated with asbestos caused their disease.[Read our investigation into claims about asbestos in baby powder.]
The recalled baby powder was produced and shipped last year. The company said it has started "a rigorous, thorough investigation into the matter" and is working with the F.D.A. to "determine the integrity of the tested sample and the validity of the test results."[Thousands of people who trusted Johnson & Johnson's baby powder for decades are suing the company after developing cancer. This is a developing story that will be updated. "The Weekly," our new TV show, investigates their allegations.]
The company added that "thousands of tests over the past 40 years repeatedly confirm that our consumer talc products do not contain asbestos."
A New York Times investigation last year found that Johnson & Johnson executives were aware for decades of the risks of asbestos contamination in talc but did not warn consumers.
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