Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder bottles are being recalled in the US after asbestos was found contained within the powder.
So far 33,000 Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder bottles are being recalled by the company, the recall is completely voluntary.
The consumer goods giant, Johnson & Johnson, have recalled the Baby Powder product “out of an abundance of caution” after ‘sub-trace’ levels of chrysotile asbestos were found during testing conducted by the US Food and Drug Administration.
The company issued a statement saying “Not only do we and our suppliers routinely test to ensure our talc does not contain asbestos, our talc has also been tested and confirmed to be asbestos-free by a range of independent laboratories, universities and global health authorities.”, though have still recalled the product.
The news comes after Johnson & Johnson have been ordered to pay another large sum for ‘endangering the health of women across New York and the rest of America’ with their transvaginal surgical mesh devices:
We reached a multistate $117M settlement with Johnson & Johnson for endangering the health of women across New York & the rest of the nation through deceptive marketing of transvaginal surgical mesh devices.
Health & safety must come before profits.
— NY AG James (@NewYorkStateAG) October 17, 2019
There have been studies conducted by the Food and Drug Administration throughout 2009 and 2010 that have shown no asbestos to be found in the products.
There are currently no products affected by the recall in Australia.