October 18, 2019 / 6:48 PM / 2 months ago

FDA alerts consumers of J&J baby powder recall, says it stands by tests

FILE PHOTO: A bottle of Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder is seen in a photo illustration taken in New York, February 24, 2016. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Food & Drug Administration said on Friday that it found that a sample from one lot of Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder contained chrysotile fibers, a type of asbestos, confirming test results the company disclosed earlier on Friday.

In an emailed statement, the FDA said that it stands by the quality of its testing and results, and that it is not aware of any adverse events relating to exposure to the lot of affected product, but advised consumers to stop using powder from that batch.

Reporting by Caroline Humer; Editing by Bill Berkrot

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