Johnson & Johnson has been a leader in the industry for generations with their hair care products, soaps, baby powders, etc. Recently, the company has found themselves back in the news again due to the FDA finding trace amounts of asbestos in one of the company’s bottles of baby powder purchased online.
As a precaution, 33,000 bottles have been recalled. “The FDA’s testing on prior occasions, and as recently as last month, found no asbestos,” said spokesman Ernie Knewitz.
Talc is soft mineral mined all over the world and can become contaminated with asbestos; however, the company states that their talc products are routinely tested to ensure no contamination.
To make sure that you and your family do not have one of the recalled bottles, check your cabinets for the 22-ounce bottles with lot #22318RB. Customers who have a bottle from that recalled lot should stop using it immediately and consult the company’s website for refund/return information.