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J&J Hit With Failure to Warn Suit Alleging Asbestos in Talc

March 7, 2018, 6:34 PM

Johnson & Johnson was hit with a complaint March 6 alleging the company continues to violate California law by failing to warn that its Baby Powder and Shower to Shower products contain asbestos.

The suit represents a new front in the litigation over J&J’s personal care talc products. It’s the first complaint filed under California’s Prop. 65 notice provision alleging asbestos in J&J’s talc.

The plaintiffs are California residents who purchased Johnson’s Baby Powder or Shower to Shower.

The complaint seeks civil penalties of $2,500 per day for every container of Baby Powder or Shower to Shower that J&J sold ...