October 18, 2019
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FDA asbestos testing prompts recall of one lot of baby powder

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Johnson & Johnson is voluntarily recalling one lot of its Johnson’s Baby Powder product due to the presence of asbestos, according to a press release from the FDA.

The FDA found chrysotile fibers during testing of this lot (#22318RB) and noted that it found no asbestos when testing another lot of the product.

According to the release, the FDA “is not aware of any adverse events relating to exposure to the lot of affected products” but advised against the use of this lot of the product and recommended seeking a refund from the company.

“I understand today’s recall may be concerning to all those individuals who may have used the affected lot of baby powder. I want to assure everyone that the agency takes these concerns seriously and that we are committed to our mandate of protecting the public health,” said Ned Sharpless, MD, acting FDA commissioner, said in the release. “The FDA continues to test cosmetic products that contain talc for the presence of asbestos to protect Americans from potential health risks.”