Johnson & Johnson announced on Friday it is recalling its baby powder due to low levels of asbestos contamination.
The recall, which is limited to just one lot of Johnson’s Baby Powder produced and shipped in the United States last year, comes after federal regulators found traces of asbestos in a single bottle purchased online. Johnson & Johnson says it will recall 33,000 bottles of its baby powder.
This is one of many setbacks for the company. Thursday, Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary Ethicon Inc. were ordered to pay nearly $116.9 million in a multistate lawsuit claiming the company failed to provide enough warnings to consumers and surgeons for its transvaginal surgical mesh devices.
Indiana will receive over $4.4 million in agreement with the lawsuit.