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 company are in the midst of over 14,200 lawsuits alleging their talc products cause cancer and so far have paid out over $4.7 billion dollars.

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:

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.

  • I stopped buying their powder when the first law suit hit

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  • That’s terrible. What were they thinking. Putting little ones lives at risk. shocking.

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  • That is so scary to think that a product that we have loved and trusted, used on our precious little ones since day one, is actually containing some asbestos, a big concern.

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  • Oh wow I remember my Grandma using this all the time when I was a kid and she used a lot of it

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  • Oh my gosh this is frightening. I’m glad I never used it.

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  • OMG! How does this happen in this day and age? That’s apalling and ALL product should be pulled from shelves.

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  • How do we know Australian one is ok as until recently the Americans thought theirs was? Is it not made with the same ingredients?

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  • Although Australian batches are fine, it still makes me abit nervous to use this now. Our whole family like using it so I might change brands to be safe.

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  • Oh this company has some much to answer for how many different ways are their products going to cause harm

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  • I remember our family bathroom being hard to breath in because off all the talcum dust and we only ever used Johnson & Johnson baby powder. Since the last scare I’ve stopped using all talcum powder. My question is where is all the asbestos coming from. I thought it had been removed from everywhere. We have to pay $100 per sheet plus labour plus pay for masks, overall, and plastic sheeting to double wrap.

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  • This is crazy! I also used to use this on my hair instead of dry shampoo and used it on my kids too occasionally. Being a powder it is very easy to inhale.

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  • Very scary to see this.

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  • Wow this is so scary. I am amazed that it wasn’t found sooner and we are so lucky it hasn’t been found in Australia. I dont have small babies in my home but I use Johnson & Johnson baby powder personally.

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  • It makes me upset when i read such things for products used on babies! :(

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  • What on earth!!?!

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