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Johnson & Johnson on Friday recalled 33,000 bottles of baby powder as a precaution after federal regulators found trace amounts of asbestos in a single bottle purchased online. It's the latest setback for a company combating thousands of lawsuits claiming the talc-based powder contains the cancer-causing mineral.
According to the New Brunswick, New Jersey-based company, the recall is limited to just one lot of Johnson's Baby Powder produced and shipped in the U.S. last year. Regardless of the precautionary measure, the pharmaceutical company said the baby powder does not contain asbestos.
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"[J&J] 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 company said in a.
"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," the statement continued.
J&J also said that independent laboratories have tested the company's talc and confirmed that it is asbestos-free.
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According to the company, independent laboratories have tested the company's talc and confirmed that it is asbestos-free. J&J also said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found small amounts of asbestos in one bottle, which the company is currently investigating to determine how the contamination occurred and whether the bottle is counterfeit.
J&J shares fell $5.65, or 4.1%, to $130.52 in morning trade.
The recall comes amid a rash of lawsuits against J&J's baby powder. Last year, the company won several court cases alleging harm from the product and is appealing other judgments, including a who claimed its product caused their ovarian cancer.
In February, Johnson & Johnson disclosed that the Justice Department and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission were investigating the company over allegations that Johnson's Baby Powder is contaminated with asbestos. The company's shares plunged last December after a Reuters in talcum powder for decades but failed to alert regulators or consumers.alleged that J&J
— The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Billion fine for US pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson
In the process of allegedly cancer-causing powder, a jury in the State of Missouri has committed the consumer goods group Johnson & Johnson to pay almost $ 4.7 billion.
Overall, 22 women are to be compensated. They claimed in the St. Louis lawsuit that they were suffering from ovarian cancer from the Group's products. The sum consists of $ 550 million in compensation and a $ 4.14 billion fine. Six of the 22 applicants have since died of cancer.
The company expressed disappointment about the verdict and announced legal action. The process was highly unfair. The Group reiterated its products did not contain asbestos and did not cause cancer. The applicants and their families, on the other hand, had stated that their illnesses were due to decades of use of baby powder or cosmetic powder. At least since the 1970s, Johnson & Johnson had known about asbestos and had not warned consumers.mass action against group
Against the pharmaceutical giant there are 9000 complaints in connection with the allegations. Most of the plaintiffs had stated that the contained mineral talc caused the cancer in the powder. In some cases it is also a matter of alleged contamination of talc with asbestos.
Claimant Mark Lanier accuses Johnson & Johnson of covering up evidence for over 40 years. However, this is not the first time a jury has convicted the company - some of the high penalties were later withdrawn on appeal, while in others, higher-level decisions are still pending.
In Germany, Johnson & Johnson is represented on the market with brands such as Bebe cream, Piz Buin sunscreen, Carefree sanitary napkins or Dolormin painkillers.
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