Johnson and Johnson to end deals of powder based child powder in U.S., Canada

Johnson and Johnson reported Tuesday that it will stop deals of its powder based child powder in Canada and the United States. The organization has confronted a huge number of claims charging the powder contains asbestos, a case the organization denies.

“Demand for talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder in North America has been declining due in large part to changes in consumer habits and fueled by misinformation around the safety of the product and a constant barrage of litigation advertising,” the organization said in an announcement.

Starting late 2019, the organization was confronting a great many claims asserting the powder based powder contains asbestos, a known cancer-causing agent. Johnson and Johnson has reliably said its items are sheltered.

Toward the beginning of October, the organization reviewed 33,000 jugs of the child powder after FDA controllers found a modest quantity of asbestos in a container bought on the web. In any case, soon thereafter, Johnson and Johnson said that 15 trial of a similar jug of child powder led by two labs recruited by the organization found no asbestos.

“Johnson & Johnson remains steadfastly confident in the safety of talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder. Decades of scientific studies by medical experts around the world support the safety of our product,” the company said in the Tuesday statement. “We will continue to vigorously defend the product, its safety, and the unfounded allegations against it and the Company in the courtroom.”

Johnson and Johnson included that in spite of the fact that the item has been ceased in the U.S. what’s more, Canada, existing stock will in any case be sold. The powder will keep on being sold in different nations, where “there is altogether higher shopper request,” the organization said.

Illinois Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy, commended the declaration. “Today, in a major victory for public health, Johnson & Johnson’s asbestos-containing baby powder finally will be taken off store shelves,” Krishnamoorthi said in a statement. “My Subcommittee’s 14-month investigation revealed that Johnson & Johnson knew for decades that its product contains asbestos, and the company fought to keep using a testing method that never would have allowed it to be detected. Today’s victory means that children and families no longer will be endangered by this baby powder.”

Johnson and Johnson’s cornstarch-based child powder, which has not confronted comparable charges, will stay available in North America, the organization included.