Environment & Energy Report

J&J Recalls Lot of Baby Powder After Asbestos Trace Found (3)

Oct. 18, 2019, 12:50 PMUpdated: Oct. 18, 2019, 4:20 PM

Johnson & Johnson is recalling one lot of its Johnson’s Baby Powder after tiny amounts of asbestos contamination were found in samples from a single bottle purchased online.

J&J is voluntarily recalling the lot, #22318RB, and encouraging people who bought the product to discontinue use. The company said that it is working with the Food and Drug Administration, which tested the bottle, and has started an investigation into how and when the product was contaminated.

“Thousands of tests over the past 40 years repeatedly confirm that our consumer talc products do not contain asbestos,” J&J said in a statement on...

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