(RxWiki News) One lot of Johnson’s Baby Powder has been recalled for asbestos.
As a result, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommended that consumers stop using affected products.
Johnson & Johnson issued a voluntary recall of Johnson’s Baby Powder because a sample from one lot contained chrysotile fibers, a type of asbestos. The FDA has issued a statement letting the public know about this recall.
The affected lot is #22318RB. To check whether your product belongs to this lot, look for the lot number on the back of the bottle, directly underneath the cap.
If your baby power belongs to this lot, stop using the product and contact Johnson & Johnson for a refund.
Talc, a primary ingredient in this baby powder, can contain asbestos if companies do not take certain steps. But not all talc contains asbestos. A second Johnson’s Baby Powder sample (lot #00918RA) tested negative for asbestos.
“I understand today’s recall may be concerning to all those individuals who may have used the affected lot of baby powder,” said Acting FDA Commissioner Dr. Ned Sharpless in a press release. “I want to assure everyone that the agency takes these concerns seriously and that we are committed to our mandate of protecting the public health.”
In the past, the FDA has issued warnings about certain products from Claire’s and Beauty Plus Global that tested positive for asbestos. Just like with this announcement, the FDA advised consumers to stop using those particular products.
Speak with your health care provider if you have any questions.
Written by Anyssa Garza, PharmD, BCMAS