Johnson and Johnson recalls some baby powder

Johnson and Johnson recalls some baby powder

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Johnson and Johnson has recalled a single lot of its baby powder after a federal test revealed a "sub-trace" of asbestos. The recall was voluntary, according to a company statement and the asbestos was limited to one bottle bought from an online retailer at this tine. 

"JJCI has a rigorous testing standard in place to ensure its cosmetic talc is safe and years of testing, including the FDA's own testing on prior occasions--and as recently as last month--found no asbestos. Thousands of tests over the past 40 years repeatedly confirm that our consumer talc products do not contain asbestos," the company said. 

JJCI is fully cooperating with the FDA and says in the early stages of the investigation it is unknown whether cross-contamination caused a false positive, if the sample was taken when the bottle had an intact seal and if the tested product was authentic or counterfeit. 

Johnson and Johnson says the recall was for an "abundance of caution." 

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