Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has announced that it will soon stop selling its talc-based baby powder products in all global markets next year. Thousands of consumer lawsuits are still pending against the corporate giant after its talc baby powder products were linked to ovarian cancer, mesothelioma, and other serious illnesses related to asbestos exposure.
Despite the mounting evidence that repeated use of the talc powder products as instructed by the manufacturer can cause cancer, J&J has always held claimed that the product is safe. Even after the FDA found asbestos in baby powder in October 2019, J&J has still continued to deny that its talc products ever contained asbestos. In its recent announcement to stop selling talc baby powder products in 2023, it said the decision was based on a “worldwide portfolio assessment,” not due to safety concerns. It will reportedly start selling a cornstarch-based baby powder product globally, which is already distributed in several countries.
This decision comes two years after J&J announced it would halt the sale of talc baby powder products in the United States and Canada. Like that previous decision, the new announcement of halted global sales won’t grant the corporation any new protections from liability. The lawsuits pending against J&J will still be legally valid. If anything, the company’s decision to pull the product from all global markets could even be seen as an unofficial acknowledgment of the product’s dangers.
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Did you use J&J talcum powder products and were later diagnosed with mesothelioma, ovarian cancer, or another similar illness? Or did you lose a loved one who used a talc-based baby powder product from J&J? If so, then you could still have an opportunity to explore your legal options and hold Johnson & Johnson accountable for your losses.
Get more details about J&J talc baby powder lawsuits by calling (800) 315-3806 and speaking with a member of Levy Konigsberg today. Our firm can help clients nationwide with J&J baby powder claims, so you can use our legal services no matter where you live. You can also send us an email to request a consultation if you prefer.