Johnson & Johnson to Stop Selling and manufacturing talc-based baby powder globally

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Johnson & Johnson has ceased sales and production of talc-based baby powder globally, two years after it ended sales in the US and Canada.

The healthcare firm has faced thousands of lawsuits from consumers who have accused talc products, including immediately recognizable brands of Johnson’s baby powder, of causing cancer.

“As A Result of This Transition, Talc-Based Johnson’s Baby Powder will be Discontinued Globally in 2023.”

The Guardian reported that in 2020, the company announced it would stop selling the talc-based version in North America due to a drop in demand following misinformation about the product’s safety and legal challenges.

Johnson & Johnson voluntarily recalled a batch of its baby powder after US Food and Drug Administration regulators detected trace amounts of asbestos in the product.

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