Johnson’s Baby Powder Recall [US]

Johnson's Baby Powder Recall [US]

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US FlagUS/Silver Spring: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., a New Brunswick, New Jersey establishment, recalls certain batch/lots of Johnson’s Baby Powder due to suspected Chrysotile Asbestos contamination and consequential risks of Mesothelioma, Asbestosis, tumor growth, certain types of Cancer and/or other life-changing complications, all serious health hazards.


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Additional information:
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) reports the following Johnson’s Baby Powder products are subject to this recall:

  • Johnson’s Baby Powder, Lot #22318RB

Please consult the photograph above for details of the product’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Please note: the packaging of the recalled product may differ slightly from the graphic presented.

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

According to the FDA, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. (“JJCI”) has recalled one batch/lot of Johnson’s Baby Powder in response to a US Food and Drug Administration test indicating the presence of sub-trace levels of Chrysotile Asbestos contamination (reportedly no greater than 0.00002%) in samples from a single bottle purchased from an online retailer. You should neither use the recalled Baby Powder products identified above.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm product and/or drug poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any product, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure neither small children nor household pets can access the suspect product.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the recalled Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, return the baby powder to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.

==> If you have a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat poisonings OR Anaphylaxis.

If you have any questions about this recall, please contact Johnson & Johnson Consumer Care Center toll-free 1-866-565-2229 during normal business hours Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday or on the Web at

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected faulty and/or dangerous Baby Powder, please search for “baby powder” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., please search for “Johnson” using the Search Box at the top of this page.


More information about this recall:
Recalls Direct RIN: 12184-2019
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