FDA finds traces of Asbestos in Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder

In a latest trouble for Johnson & Johnson, the international giant that manufactures medical devices, pharmaceutical and consumer packaged goods, the Food and Drug Administration has found traces of toxic asbestos were found from a bottle purchased in the US.

This is not for the first time that J&J has been caught for using asbestos. Last year, the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has ordered the company to stop using talc from its plant in Mumbai and Himachal Pradesh.

In the latest development, J&J is voluntarily recalling its lot which consists of 33,000 bottles and has urged the customers who bought the product not to use them.

The company is also claiming that the company is cooperating with the FDA to investigate how and when the product was contaminated.

FDA has further recommended the consumers to stop using the lot immediately and ask for a refund from J&J. The FDA had tested another lot of J&J’s baby powder which was negative for asbestos.

Source: ibtimes.com