Johnson & Johnson Orders Recall of 33,000 Bottles Of Baby Powder After Finding Asbestos
Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder Deemed Unsafe
Remember when fresh baby powder was an essential part of a mother’s diaper bag? Despite that, thousands of mothers have been encouraged not to use baby powder by hospitals in recent years. What’s driving the sudden shift?
According to recent reports, Johnson & Johnson has touted for decades that its baby powder product was safe. That conclusion was simply untrue as hordes of research is now proving the exact opposite. Read on to learn what experts discovered about the baby powder and what injured victims are doing about it.
The Truth About Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder
Consumers were a bit shocked to learn that Johnson & Johnson made the decision to voluntarily recall their baby powder products over the last few weeks. According to the company, they’ve started an internal investigation into the safety of their products. They’re currently cooperating with the FDA to sample various baby powder samples.
While the company is busy reassuring its customers, several media outlets are reporting that there’s a reason to be concerned. There’s good reason to believe that Johnson & Johnson knew their baby powder contained asbestos, and they knew that asbestos can lead to cancer.
Are People Reporting Injuries?
Johnson & Johnson is adamant that its baby products are safe, yet thousands of victims around the country have reported injuries as a result of the harmful product. Currently, there are at least 15,500 individuals pursuing lawsuits against the company specifically regarding the talc baby powder.
Reuters reports that Johnson & Johnson clearly knew about this problem years ago. The company allegedly conducted at least three tests from 1972 to 1975. These tests all revealed asbestos in the talc powder, and at least one of the samples tested “rather high.”
Instead of reporting the results to the FDA and the public, the company decided to deny the claims. These test results can be found in the company’s internal documents that were handed over during a recent court case.
Have You or a Loved One Been Injured?
These circumstances appear to indicate clear negligence on the part of Johnson & Johnson. If you or a loved one is suffering from cancer and you suspect baby powder may be the cause, then it’s important to reach out to an attorney as soon as possible to discuss a possible claim.
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