UPDATED 19: 10 PST – Fri. October 18, 2019
Johnson and Johnson recall a quantity of baby powder after discovering small amounts of asbestos in the product. The company said Friday that they are issuing a recall in response to "sub-trace levels" of asbestos found in a single bottle that someone bought.
The recall is the first time Johnson & Johnson has withdrawn baby powder from the market. They said they remember thousands of bottles made in the lot with the solder number 22318RB of "abundance of caution."
Following the announcement, the company's shares fell. Johnson & Johnson also faces thousands of lawsuits over the talc found in the products, which a recent study said could cause cancer.
The company has stated that it will initiate a full investigation of the garmented products.