Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Johnson & Johnson issues baby powder recall

The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA), has advised that “Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. (JJCI) recently announced that it is initiating a voluntary recall in the United States of a single lot of its Johnson’s Baby Powder”.

The test carried out by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the Johnson’s Baby Powder indicated the presence of sub-trace levels of chrysotile asbestos contamination.

Chrysotile asbestos or white asbestos as it is called, is the most commonly used form of asbestos. Over exposure to this type of asbestos can cause serious illness.

As a matter of caution the JJCI has issued a voluntary recall of Lot number 22318RB of Johnson’s Baby Powder.

The DCCA, is therefore advising all consumers to check the Lot Numbers of any Johnson and Johnson Baby powder and if any with the above mentioned Lot Numbers are found, please discontinue using this product and return the contaminated product to the retailer from which it was purchased.

Consumers are advised to contact the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs at 535-7000, 535-7003, 535-7005 or commerce.ca@barbados.gov.bb to report any possession of the contaminated product.

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