J&J Recall Of Benzene-Tainted Sunscreens Lends Weight To Valisure Claims, Triggers Class Action
J&J says the recall decision was made out of an abundance of caution, maintaining that daily exposure to benzene at levels detected in J&J sunscreen products “would not be expected to cause adverse health consequences.”
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