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J&J’s baby powder free from asbestos

6th December 2019

Following on from the FDA’s report of Johnson & Johnson’s long established baby powder containing small traces of asbestos, J&J has wholly confirmed that it is in-fact free of the silicate minerals, after recalling batches to be tested in third party labs.

In response to the US FDA claims back in October, J&J recalled multiple batches of the talcum powder bottles, as well as the precise one that had been tested by FDA’s AMA Analytical Services Inc (AMA), and additional batches that had been manufactured before and after the lot that were originally recalled. Since then one-hundred and fifty five tests have been conducted in two third party labs, using four various testing methods. J&J published sixty-three of the results in October, however the FDA were certain that their results were still correct, and as a result Johnson released a further ninety-two to prove their findings.

From the results, J&J not only discovered that there was no trace of asbestos in the bottles, but there was also no presence of it in retained root samples, where the bottles were manufactured. In light of the results J&J’s researchers suggested that the FDA’s results were possibly down to a lab error or contamination.

Johnson & Johnson stated: “Our talc is safe and asbestos free, and these 150-plus tests, and the tests we routinely do to ensure the quality and safety of our talc-based products, are consistent with the results from renowned independent research labs over the past 40 years.”

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