J&J Commits To Supply Chain Reforms In Benzene Class Action Settlement
Already in receipt of more than $9m in refund requests from purchasers of potentially benzene-contaminated Neutrogena and Aveeno sunscreen products following a July 2021 recall, J&J now is finalizing a US multidistrict class action settlement that will add to those costs and require steps to prevent further benzene issues.
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