J&J Starts First Baby Powder Recall Linked To Asbestos Finding
Recall announcement doesn't mention litigation J&JU faces in multiple states alleging use of Johnson's Baby Powder causes cancer due from talc in formulation. But firm's sensitivity to consumer complaints or adverse event reports linked to brand is clear with talc-related litigation as backdrop.
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US House Energy and Commerce Chair Frank Pallone took note on 16 January of the Environmental Working Group’s finding of asbestos contamination in a “Princess” makeup set intended for young girls. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-MI, will speak to the test results first, pushing her own legislation that would require asbestos testing of talc-containing children’s cosmetics in accordance with preferred methods.
Recent updates to FDA recalls database also include single lots of three package sizes of Johnson’s Baby Powder after testing found sub-trace levels of chrysotile asbestos contamination and 5,720 bottles of homeopathic OTCs made in India for West Virginia firm Washington Homeopathic Products Inc. at a facility noncompliant with the agency’s good manufacturing practices regulations.
No asbestos found in 15 tests from same bottle FDA previously tested and reported finding asbestos. But a contractor's testing processes demonstrated potential for false findings of asbestos.