Johnson & Johnson recalls baby powder after trace asbestos was found in bottlePosted: Updated:
By The Associated Press
Johnson & Johnson is recalling a single lot of its baby powder as a precaution after government testing found trace amounts of asbestos in one bottle bought online.
The recall comes as J&J fights thousands of lawsuits in which plaintiffs claim its iconic baby powder was contaminated with asbestos and that it caused ovarian cancer or another rare cancer. At multiple trials, J&J experts have testified asbestos hasn't been detected in the talc in its baby powder in many tests over 40 years.
On Friday, J&J said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found minuscule amounts of asbestos in one bottle. The company is investigating whether the bottle is counterfeit and how the contamination occurred.
The recalled lot contained 33,000 bottles.
J&J shares dropped 4% to $130.86.
(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
- An 85-year-old woman says she was essential trapped in her home after PSEG Long Island trimmed a tree outside her house.
- Long Island is preparing for cold that will last through Wednesday night, potentially breaking some records.
- State health officials gave a presentation in Stony Brook Tuesday into why certain cancer rates have spiked in Centereach, Selden and Farmingdale.
- Parents met at the New Hyde Park Road School Tuesday night to talk about the latest vaping products being used by their children and the potential impact it could have on their health.
- he FBI released its annual hate crimes report Tuesday, declaring that the number of reported hate crimes across the United States is down for the first time in years.
- The tree will be decked out in more than 50,000 multicolored lights and crowned with its iconic star.
- Shoppers can start their holiday shopping on Black Friday at these retailers.Shoppers can start their holiday shopping on Black Friday at these retailers.
- If you are looking to start your holiday shopping before the turkey is out of the oven, here are stores that will be opened for Thanksgiving.
- Stars hit the red carpet for the world premiere of "Frozen 2" at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.Stars hit the red carpet for the world premiere of "Frozen 2" at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
- Styx at NYCB at WestburyStyx at NYCB at Westbury