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Johnson & Johnson Recall 33,000 Bottles Of Baby Powder Due To Asbestos

The recall for 33,000 bottles of Johnson’s Baby Powder was done after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found trace amounts of asbestos in one of its bottles. The recall for the single lot of baby powder is bad news for the company, as they are still facing a lot of lawsuits that claim their baby powders causes cancer. This is the first time the company recalled its baby powder over asbestos concerns, EcoWatch detailed: 

Even though the company reported nearly $82 billion in sales last year, and its products line store shelves and pharmacy counters with brands like Tylenol and Band-Aid, it is facing over 100,000 lawsuits questioning the safety of its products, according to the New York Times.
"I understand today's recall may be concerning to all those individuals who may have used the affected lot of baby powder," Acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Ned Sharpless said in a statement on Friday, as CNN reported. "I want to assure everyone that the agency takes these concerns seriously and that we are committed to our mandate of protecting the public health."
"The FDA continues to test cosmetic products that contain talc for the presence of asbestos to protect Americans from potential health risks," Sharpless said, according to CNN.

If you have a bottle of baby powder from lot #2318RB, don’t use it, and contact the company for a refund!

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