Talc-Based Johnson's Baby Powder Sales to End in 2023

J&J will focus on cornstarch-based products.
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Johnson & Johnson said Friday it would stop selling talc-based baby powders in 2023 and transition to cornstarch after battling thousands of lawsuits that linked the product to a carcinogen.

Johnson's Baby Powder with talc is "safe, does not contain asbestos, and does not cause cancer" J&J said, adding the focus on cornstarch would "simplify" its product offerings.

The company faced 38,000 lawsuits claiming its talc powder contained asbestos, a cancer-causing ingredient, according to Reuters.

"As part of a worldwide portfolio assessment, we have made the commercial decision to transition to an all cornstarch-based baby powder portfolio. As a result of this transition, talc-based Johnsons Baby Powder will be discontinued globally in 2023," the company said in a statement posted on its website.

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