Johnson & Johnson discontinues talc-based baby powder in U.S., Canada amid lawsuits

Johnson & Johnson discontinues talc-based baby powder in U.S., Canada amid lawsuits

Johnson & Johnson will discontinue the use of talc in its baby powder in the U.S. and Canada after years of legal battles over allegations that the product may have caused cancer, the company announced Tuesday.

The company insisted that even though it is pulling the product, it will continue to “vigorously defend” its safety based on decades of scientific study. Johnson & Johnson said it based the decision instead on declining interest due in part to “misinformation.”

via NBC Johnson & Johnson discontinues talc-based baby powder in U.S., Canada amid lawsuits