Baby Powder Being Recalled For Asbestos Contamination
Baby powder users, please be aware that Johnson & Johnson announced that they are voluntarily recalling a single lot containing 33,000 bottles of their Johnson's Baby Powder after traces of asbestos were found in the product, according to KCRG-TV9.
The report states that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found trace amounts of chrysotile asbestos in a single bottle of Johnson's Baby Powder that was purchased from an online retailer. Since asbestos exposure has been linked to cancer, this is cause for alarm.
Johnson & Johnson said in a press release that it "has a rigorous testing standard in place to ensure its cosmetic talc is safe and years of testing, including the FDA's own testing on prior occasions-and as recently as last month-found no asbestos."
The baby powder lot in question is #22318RB. Any consumer with that bottle should immediately discontinue use and contact the Johnson & Johnson Care Center or call (866) 565-2229.