US-owned global brand in baby products, Johnson & Johnson has recalled 33,000 bottles of its popular baby powder over a discovery of dangerous carcinogen – a substance capable of causing cancer.
A sample of the baby powder from one batch were reportedly tested and found positive for asbestos – a known carcinogen. Following the scary find, another randomly selected batch was tested and showed similar results.
It was the first time the company has recalled its iconic baby powder for possible asbestos contamination, says GULF NEWS .
The Arab newspaper adds that the company noted that the levels of asbestos found in the affected products were not greater than 0.00002 per cent, and that it cannot confirm whether cross-contamination occurred.