FDA: 1 lot of baby powder recalled for asbestos

  • US Food and Drug Administration

  • von Emily Willingham, PhD
  • Clinical Essentials
Der Zugang zum gesamten Inhalt dieser Seite ist nur Angehörigen medizinischer Fachkreise vorbehalten. Der Zugang zum gesamten Inhalt dieser Seite ist nur Angehörigen medizinischer Fachkreise vorbehalten.

Takeaway

  • The FDA has announced that Johnson & Johnson has issued a voluntary recall of its baby powder after testing showed a type of asbestos fiber in 1 lot of the product.
  • The lot is #22318RB, and the agency says customers should stop using it immediately and contact the company for a refund.

Why this matters

  • Acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless acknowledged in a statement that people who have used this lot of baby power will find the recall concerning and says that the agency continues its talc product testing.

Key information

  • The agency is not aware of the related adverse event reports.
  • Asbestos contamination is a risk with talc mining.
  • Asbestos is a well-known carcinogen.
  • The agency emphasizes that not all talc products contain asbestos and that most products they test do not.
  • It has tested about 50 products since 2018.
  • Of 2 samples of Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder it tested, 1 contained asbestos.
  • The FDA also has previously warned about products from Claire’s and Beauty Plus Global.