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Recall: Asbestos in test samples leads to baby powder recall

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. announced today it has initiated a voluntary recall of a single lot of its Johnson’s Baby Powder. This is in response to a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) testing on samples from a single bottle purchased from an online retailer that indicated the presence of sub-trace levels of chrysotile asbestos. The company said in a press release today, the sub-trace levels were “no greater than 0.00002%.”

Johnson & Johnson is doing a voluntary recall of lot #22318RB of Johnson’s Baby Powder, from which the tested sample was taken.

Anyone with a bottle of Johnson’s Baby Powder identified as from lot #22318RB is advised to discontinue use of the product. For refund information, contact the Johnson & Johnson Consumer Care Center at or by calling +1 (866) 565-2229.

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