New York, August 12: Let us tell you the big news about Johnson & Johnson’s talc based baby powder that the sale of this baby powder will be stopped from now on. Earlier everyone believed this product to be safe for children. You will find Johnson & Johnson’s talc based baby powder among baby products in most households in India. Now its sale will be stopped from the coming year. The company has decided to withdraw the talc-based baby powder Johnson & Johnson from the market worldwide in 2023.
Talc based baby powder will be discontinued
The company has decided to withdraw the talc-based baby powder Johnson & Johnson from the market worldwide in 2023. Now the company will sell corn starch based baby powder instead of talc based baby powder worldwide. Let us tell you that a lawsuit was filed on behalf of customers in the US regarding this company’s product talc-based baby powder. After which 2 years ago the company stopped the sale of this powder in America.
The company is being forced to pay
In court filings, Johnson & Johnson reports that the company has spent hundreds of millions on litigation alone over the past five years. Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay about $3.5 billion so far to settle the cases, according to the company’s bankruptcy filing. Also, a 2018 jury verdict forced Johnson & Johnson to pay $2.5 billion (Rs 20,000 crore) to 20 women who blamed Johnson & Johnson baby powder for their ovarian cancer.
Canada stopped in America
Johnson & Johnson banned the sale of talc-based baby powder in Canada and the US in 2020. For information, let us tell you that more than 38,000 cases are going on against Johnson & Johnson. People claimed that the company’s baby powder contained cancer-causing ingredients. However, the company described these allegations as baseless.
Who is Talc? What the company has to say…
Talc is a natural mineral. It is extracted from the earth. This talc contains silicon, magnesium, oxygen and hydrogen. Talc is a hydrous magnesium silicate and is used in the manufacture of cosmetics and personal care products. There have been allegations of cancer risk from talc. Asbestos is also released during underground talc mining, which is harmful to the body. There is also a risk of exposure to asbestos during the mining of talc.
The company claims
Also, the Johnson & Johnson Company researched its powder and said its baby talcum powder was safe. The company said it decided to use corn starch instead of talcum powder in all of its baby powder products. is
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Johnson & Johnson will stop selling talc-based baby powder globally in 2023, the drugmaker said Thursday, more than two years after it ended U.S. sales of a product that sparked thousands of consumer protection lawsuits. were
Story first published: Friday, August 12, 2022, 17:19 [IST]