Johnson and Johnson announced that the company has issued a voluntary recall of its Johnson’s Baby Powder after a test conducted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) indicated “the presence of sub-trace levels of chrysotile asbestos contamination” in samples purchased from an online retailer.
Johnson’s Baby Powder is a well-known talc-based product used to prevent diaper rash and for other cosmetic purposes. Thousands of lawsuits have been filed on behalf of consumers who claim that Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based products, including baby powder, led to the development of certain kinds of cancers.
If you have been injured or if your loved one used baby powder or other talc-based products and suffered serious complications, contact Attorney Group today. Those affected and their families may be eligible to pursue a claim and seek compensation with the help of a product liability attorney.
We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
Johnson & Johnson Maintains Safety of Talc-Based Products Despite Asbestos Finding
Both talc and asbestos occur naturally, and in some cases, may form closely together in certain types of rocks. Johnson & Johnson has reportedly maintained a “rigorous testing standard” to ensure the safety of its talc-based products. Although safety precautions are in place, and the company claims to have sourced its talc from asbestos-free ore deposits, the company has issued an investigation into the situation and will continue to work with the FDA.
According to the FDA, Johnson & Johnson cannot confirm if cross-contamination of the sample caused a false positive, whether the sample was taken from a bottle with an intact seal or whether the sample was prepared in a controlled environment, or whether the tested product is authentic or counterfeit.
How Can an Attorney Help?
Product makers have a duty to provide safe products. If there are risks of harm associated with their products, they also must provide adequate warnings. If a product maker fails to fulfill this duty, it could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries that may result.
People injured by baby powder may be able to recover money for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
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If you or your loved one used baby powder or other talc-based products and suffered serious complications, contact Attorney Group to learn about your options.
We offer free, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.