Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. has recalled a single lot of its Johnson’s Baby Powder after it tested positive for the presence of sub-trace levels of chrysotile asbestos contamination (no greater than 0.00002 percent) from a single bottle purchased online.
The recall applies to Lot No. 22318RB.
JJCI has initiated a “rigorous, thorough investigation into this matter” and is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to test the validity of the test results and the integrity of the sample.
According to a release, JJCI cannot yet confirm if cross-contamination of the sample caused a false positive, whether the test was taken from a bottle with an intact seal, whether it was prepared in a controlled environment, or whether the tested product is authentic.
Consumers who own a bottle of Johnson’s Baby Powder Lot No. 22318RB are advsied to discontinue use of the product.
For refund information, contact the Johnson & Johnson Consumer Care Center at www.johnsonsbaby.com or call 866-565-2229.