Johnson & Johnson Recalls Baby Powder Due To Potential Asbestos Contamination

The Daily Caller | 10/18/2019 | Staff
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Johnson & Johnson (J&J) recalled a single lot of baby powder on Wednesday, citing concerns that it may contain asbestos.

This recall comes after an FDA test revealed sub-trace amounts of chrysotile asbestos in a sample of J&J baby powder purchased from an online retailer, according to a company press release. Asbestos is a natural mineral associated with cancer and irreparable lung damage.

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The tested sample is part of Lot #22318RB, which was shipped to the US in 2018. All bottles of baby powder from this lot are now under recall “out of an abundance of caution,” the company says.

J&J is also conducting its own tests on the recalled lot as part of a “rigorous, thorough investigation into this matter.” The company says it “is working with the FDA to determine the integrity of the tested sample, and the validity of the test results.”

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The company also says it “cannot confirm if cross-contamination of the...
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