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Johnson & Johnson baby powder.

Johnson & Johnson’s announcement Tuesday that it would discontinue sales of talcum powder-based baby powder will have little impact on the thousands of lawsuits pending across the country, say plaintiffs lawyers.

In its announcement, Johnson & Johnson said it would discontinue the product line in the United States and Canada after it halted shipping in March of hundreds of its items as part of a “portfolio assessment related to COVID-19.” The wind down of talc-based baby powder would occur over the coming months, with retailers continuing to sell existing products until they run out.

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