By Michael Lipkin (April 29, 2014, 7:46 PM EDT) -- Johnson & Johnson was hit with a putative class action in California federal court on Tuesday, alleging that its classic baby powder products significantly increase the risk of ovarian cancer, which the company fails to disclose on its labels.
Plaintiff Mona Estrada claims she expected Johnson's Baby Powder, made of scented talc, to be safe when she bought it regularly since 1950. But studies have shown talcum powder increases risk of ovarian cancer 33 percent for women who use it on their genitals. The only warnings on the label tell consumers to keep the powder away from their eyes, avoid inhalation...
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