If you’ve been around for a while, you can probably still think of all those warm and cozy commercials with Johnson & Johnson at the helm, talking about another lotion, another cream, another way to keep your loved ones feeling soft and safe. But you’ve probably also heard a few things about their legal troubles over the last decade or so, a series of accusations that the company knowingly ignored the existence of cancer-inducing asbestos in their baby powder, an allegedly dangerous substance known as talcum powder
. The company still denies this link and this threat of danger, but after years of pressure, Johnson & Johnson has decided to end all sales of their baby powder throughout the United States and Canada, conceding that the powder only accounts for 0.5% of their overall sales market. Said J&J…
Demand for talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder in North America has been declining due in large part to changes in consumer habits and fueled by misinformation around the safety of the product and a constant barrage of litigation advertising.
According to the Legal Examiner, Johnson & Johnson has faced nearly 20,000 lawsuits, with one case awarding almost $5 billion to a mere 22 plaintiffs. Certainly, the company has won or appealed a number of cases that settled out of court, but the ongoing legal pressure has grown loud enough to produce results that many believe will save lives going forward.
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