Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. recently announced a voluntary recall of a single lot of the company’s Johnson’s Baby Powder due to possible asbestos contamination concerns.

Johnson & Johnson did note, in a press statement, “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.”

If you think you may have this baby powder, read on for important recall information.

Recalled Product Description: Johnson’s Baby Powder

The current recall includes one lot of 33,000 bottles of baby powder. The specific lot number for this product is Lot #22318RB.

Why the Baby Powder Was Recalled

JJCI initiated the recall after U.S. Food and Drug Administration testing found the presence of sub-trace levels of chrysotile asbestos contamination (no greater than 0.00002%) in the powder. The asbestos was only found in one bottle of powder and was purchased from an online retailer.

According to a press statement, JJCI, “Cannot confirm if cross-contamination of the sample caused a false positive. Cannot confirm whether the sample was taken from a bottle with an intact seal or whether the sample was prepared in a controlled environment. Cannot confirm whether the tested product is authentic or counterfeit.”

How to Tell If Your Baby Powder Was Recalled

Look for the lot number— Lot #22318RB. This is the only Johnson’s Baby Powder lot currently recalled.

What Parents Can Do

If you have the affected powder do not use it. Contact Johnson & Johnson Consumer Care Center online here or call 1-866-565-2229 for more information on the recall or to get a refund.

—Erica Loop

Featured photo: Mike Mozart via Flickr



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