Johnson & Johnson says it remains confident in the safety of the product. But, in a statement on Friday, the company said it would stop selling talcum powder globally next year as part of a “global portfolio review”.
“We are continuously evaluating and optimizing our portfolio to best position the business for long-term growth,” the company said in a statement. “This transition will help simplify our product offerings, deliver sustainable innovation, and meet the needs of our consumers, customers, and ever-changing global trends.”
“Our position on the safety of our cosmetic talc remains unchanged. We strongly support decades of independent scientific analysis from medical experts around the world confirming that Johnson’s talc-based baby powder is safe, contains no asbestos and does not cause cancer,” he said in Friday’s announcement.