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By Vinershea | May 20, 2020 03:19 PM

Amid the deadly coronavirus crisis, top healthcare company Johnson & Johnson announced that it would soon stop selling its talc-based baby powder. The sale will stop in countries like United States and Canada.

johnson and johnson to stop selling talc based baby powder in us

This big decision has come of after "misinformation" about the product’s safety amid a barrage of legal challenges.

As per a BBC report, J&J faces more than 19,000 lawsuits from consumers claiming its talc products caused cancer due to contamination with asbestos. Currently, many cases are pending before a U.S. district judge in New Jersey, because of these cases, the U.S. healthcare company has decided to stop the sale. 

In responses to all the cases, J&J claimed that it “remains steadfastly confident in the safety of talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder,” as they have done decades of scientific studies on it. J&J has repeatedly stated that its talc products are safe and they do not cause cancer.

Meanwhile, the company in its statement said that “Demand for talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder in North America has been declining due in large part to changes in consumer habits and fueled by misinformation around the safety of the product and a constant barrage of litigation advertising,” J&J said.


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