A bottle of Johnson and Johnson Child Powder is seen in a photograph illustration taken in New York, February 24, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar/Illustration/File Picture
(Reuters) – Goal Corp on Friday grew to become the newest retailer to take away all 22-ounce bottles of Johnson & Johnson child powder from its shops, after the healthcare conglomerate recalled some bottles due to attainable asbestos contamination.
“Following the nationwide voluntary recall initiated by Johnson & Johnson, Goal eliminated all Johnson & Johnson’s Child Powder 22-ounce bottles from our shops and Goal.com,” the corporate stated.
Kroger Co stated on Friday its shops don’t carry the product measurement affected by the voluntary recall.
On Thursday, Walmart Inc, Ceremony-Support Corp and CVS Well being Corp stated they have been eradicating the product from their shops.
J&J, which is dealing with 1000’s of lawsuits over quite a lot of merchandise, stated final week it was recalling round 33,000 bottles of child powder in the US after U.S. well being regulators discovered hint quantities of asbestos in samples taken from a bottle bought on-line.
Asbestos is a identified carcinogen that has been linked to lethal mesothelioma.
Reporting by Aishwarya Venugopal in Bengaluru; Modifying by Bernard Orr and Maju Samuel