J&J To Stop Talc Sales In North America

Law360 (May 19, 2020, 8:19 PM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday said it would stop selling talc-based products in the U.S. and Canada, citing a decline in consumer demand and "misinformation" about the safety of the products.

Johnson & Johnson said it would stop selling talcum powder, which has been the subject of thousands of lawsuits, although stores will keep selling inventory until they run out. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) J&J said that as part of an assessment of its portfolio due to the coronavirus pandemic, the company stopped shipping hundreds of items in the U.S. and Canada in March in order to prioritize products high in demand...

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