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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an alert about Johnson’s Baby Powder, Lot #22318RB, warning consumers that a sample from the lot “was found to contain chrysotile fibers, a type of asbestos.”

According to the announcement, “On October 18, 2019, Johnson & Johnson voluntarily recalled this product, and consumers who have this lot of baby powder should stop using it.”

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The FDA went on to say that the test results came as part of a survey of some 50 cosmetic products for asbestos begun by the agency in 2018.

“As part of the same survey of cosmetic products, a Johnson’s Baby Powder sample from a different lot tested negative for asbestos. That sample came from Lot #00918RA,” the FDA said in a statement.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.
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