Did Johnson & Johnson Recall Talcum Powder Products Due to the Cancer Risk?



Although Johnson & Johnson has continued to maintain that its talcum powder products do not cause ovarian cancer, the manufacturer has been hit with a series of major losses in court and the evidence remains overwhelming that the manufacturer withheld important warnings from consumers for decades.

In May 2020, a Johnson’s Baby Powder recall was issued for certain bottles, after federal regulators confirmed that toxic asbestos fibers were found in the powder.

Johnson & Johnson has attempted to dispute the findings and argue that their products do not contain asbestos. However, in May 2020, the company announced that all talc-based Baby Powder will be removed from the market in the United States and Canada.

In July 2020, a global coalition of consumer watchdogs and health experts from more than 51 countries sent a letter to the company urging it to recall talc Baby Powder worldwide, pointing the long history of evidence that Johnson & Johnson has known about the toxic risks associated with their products, yet continued to market them to consumers.


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Since there are certainly safer alternatives available, most women would not choose to continuing using the products for feminine hygiene if they had been informed about the ovarian cancer risk. As a result, the lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are pursuing Johnson’s Baby Powder lawsuits and Shower-to-Shower lawsuits for women diagnosed with cancer after applying the products.

Lawsuits allege that due to the unreasonable risk, Johnson & Johnson should have recalled talc from baby powder or provided stronger warnings for women years ago.

Rather than recalling Baby Powder, Johnson & Johnson ignored evidence and made false and misleading statements as part of an effort to increase profits at the expense of consuimer health.

Informing potential users and the medical community about the talc powder risks may have helped thousands of women avoid an ovarian cancer from Johnson’s Baby Powder or Shower-to-Shower.

Talcum Powder Recall Lawyers

The talc powder attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. are providing free consultations and claim evaluations to help determine if financial compensation may be available for individuals who have suffered ovarian cancer or wrongful death as a result of Johnson’s Baby Powder, Shower-to-Shower or other talcum powder products.

As a result of the manufacturers’ decision to place their desire for profits before women’s health, talc powder ovarian cancer settlements may eventually be available for women and families nationwide.

All cases are reviewed by our lawyers under a contingency fee agreement, which means that there are no out-of-pocket expenses to hire our law firm and we receive no attorney fees or expense reimbursements unless we are successful in obtaining a recovery in your talcum powder lawsuit.


Austin Kirk

Last Updated July 28, 2020
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