RECALL: Johnson and Johnson baby powder recalled due to asbestos concerns

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LAS VEGAS (CNN) — Johnson and Johnson initiated a voluntary recall of some of its baby powder products on Friday, after finding it was contaminated with asbestos.

The Food and Drug Administration found low levels of asbestos contamination in a bottle of baby powder that was purchased online.

The single lot of bottles affected were produced and shipped out in 2018.

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is found close to the mines used to gather talc.

The company runs a website called “Facts about talc,” which claims the talc it uses in its powder is safe.

Despite losing multiple multi-million dollar cases, Johnson and Johnson maintains their stance that their talcum powder does not cause cancer.

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