A Missouri jury has donated $ 110 million to Virginia's wife in the latest issue that connects Johnson & Johnson's baby powder with cancer claims.
Johnson & Johnson is remembering a batch of his baby powder after burning small amounts of chrysotile asbestos causing cancer to get out in the product.
The recall comes as the company rises in controversy over allegations that cancer caused a child ovarian cancer powder, a link which the company repeatedly refused.
On Friday, J&J said that he had issued the call "out of a range of warnings," stating that he had only received chrysotile asbestos "sub-track levels" in one bottle purchased from an online retailer. The company is recalling all bottles made in this batch: Lot # 22318RB.
The company also said that it had put "a thorough, thorough investigation of this matter in place immediately, and is working with the FDA to determine the integrity of the test sample, and determine the validity of test results."
He noted that he had not yet decided whether the bottle was sealed or whether it was even authentic.
The photo shows a Johnson & Johnson baby powder file being pushed from its container. (Photo: Matt Rourke, Matt Rourke, AP)
Still, investors are worried. The company's stock fell by 2.8% in early trade to $ 132.41, reflecting a loss of more than $ 12 billion in market capitalization.
The company is fighting with thousands of lawsuits over the talc in its baby powder.
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Chrysotile asbestos exposure, a common type of asbestos, can be different types of cancer, including lung, larvae, ovary and mesothelioma, according to the World Health Organization.
Complainants say that the company has hidden the cancer risk associated with its baby powder over the years.
But J&J repeatedly said that the product is safe.
The company said Friday that "a rigorous test standard is in place to ensure that its cosc is safe cosmetic and testing years, including testing the FDA itself on previous occasions – and as late as last month – no asbestos was found. Tests for 40 years have repeatedly confirmed that our consumer talc products do not have asbestos. "
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