Johnson & Johnson To Stop Selling Talc-Based Baby Powder In The US And Canada After Cancer lawsuits
When it comes to baby products one name that always stands out is Johnson & Johnson. The company is known for its baby-related products from powders to oils to shampoos. But, recently their good reputation that was made since 1868 has been dragged through the mud thanks to the plethora of lawsuits against the company. In the most recent move by Johnson & Johnson, they have stopped sales of their products in the US and Canada.
Johnson & Johnson is one of the leading companies who sell baby and children related products. But recently they have come under the microscope after countless lawsuits were filed against the company. This is not only brought down their sales but also affected their reputation.
2What were the lawsuits about?
The lawsuits which are estimated to be around 16,000 all deal with the fact that their talcum-based baby powder product causes cancer. This comes after the company lost legal battles over the claims which cost billions of dollars. Even though the legal battles were lost the company still denied allegations.
3What is the company planning?
The company, according to reports, plans on stopping the sales of its popular baby talcum powder in the US and Canada. The company is still facing legal action over claims it can cause cancer. Right now medical stores in the US and Canada are still selling these products but will not be given any new stock in the coming months.
4Other countries will not be affected
According to reports other countries like the UK and the rest of the world will not be affected. The company will continue to sell its products in countries except for Canada and the US. Sales in other countries have not yet been affected by the lawsuits or the media linking the products to causing cancer.
5Who issued the lawsuits?
The lawsuits began in 2016 when the company was ordered to pay $72 million in damages to the family of Jacqueline Fox. Jacqueline Fox was a 62-year-old woman who died of ovarian cancer in 2015 and it was linked to her use of their baby powder. This would be the start of many more lawsuits by different women.