J&J Pulls Talc-Based Baby Powder, but Court Fight Will Continue
Johnson & Johnson said it would "vigorously defend" the products in court. Plaintiffs attorney Chris Placitella, who is liaison counsel in the talc multidistrict litigation, said "we look forward to meeting them there as we continue to pursue justice for our clients."
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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