Johnson & Johnson says it remains confident in the safety of the product. But in a statement Friday, the company said it would stop selling the talc-based powder worldwide next year as part of a “worldwide portfolio assessment.”
“We are constantly evaluating and optimizing our portfolio to best prepare the business for long-term growth,” the company said in a statement. “This transition will help simplify our product offerings, enable sustainable innovation, and meet the needs of our consumers, customers and changing global trends.”
“Our position regarding the safety of our cosmetic talc remains unchanged. We strongly support decades of independent scientific analysis by medical experts around the world, which confirms that Johnson’s talc-based baby powder is safe, free of asbestos, and does not cause cancer. “, the post said on Friday.