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Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder Recall

October 21, 2019
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Johnson & Johnson has recently been fighting a number of claims against them. One of the more prominent claims is that their baby powder contains Asbestos. A claim the company has denied for years. The company is currently fighting cases, in which they insist they’re talc powder does not cause cancer. However, many might find that hard to believe now. Just a few days ago, 33,000 bottles of their baby powder have been recalled after the FDA discovered asbestos in one of their containers. This is the first time their talc powder has been pulled from store shelves, over asbestos concerns.

As of now, the FDA is advising consumers with baby powder made by J&J, from lot number 22318RB to stop using it immediately. In response to the recall, the company restated the same claim they have made many times before. “Thousands of tests over the past 40 years repeatedly confirm that our consumer talc products do not contain asbestos.” They seem to be questioning the FDA’s testing process. They said in a statement they are working with the FDA to: “determine the integrity of the tested sample and the validity of the test results.” In response, the FDA said, “The F.D.A. stands by the quality of its testing and results.”

The dangers of asbestos are extremely disturbing. Those who have used J&J’s baby power claim to have developed cancer due to the product. Mostly mesothelioma, but others have developed ovarian cancer as well. Now that a recall has been issued, it will be hard for J&J to continue to claim their products pose no risk. As of now, experts estimate that the lawsuits against J&J could be between $5 billion and $10 billion.

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