Baby Powder Recalled After Small Amounts of Asbestos Found
Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. (JJCI) announced on Friday that they are recalling a single lot of their baby powder after federal officials found asbestos in a bottle, according to WKBW.
A test conducted by the FDA found “the presence of sub-trace levels of chrysotile asbestos contamination (no greater than 0.00002%) in samples from a single bottle purchased from an online retailer.”
The Johnson & Johnson baby powder ID recalled is Lot #22318RB.
The company says they are fully cooperating with the FDA and investigating. They did release a statement through in regards to the positive test.
“JJCI 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,” wrote the company. “Thousands of tests over the past 40 years repeatedly confirm that our consumer talc products do not contain asbestos. Our talc comes from ore sources confirmed to meet our stringent specifications that exceed industry standards. 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.”