J&J Says Low Demand and COVID-19 Reasons for Discontinuing Sales of Baby Powder
Johnson & Johnson announced its decision in May 2020 to permanently stop selling its talc-based baby powder product in the United States and Canada. This was one of 100 products the company said it was discontinuing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. J&J said that it was making this move to allow for greater social distancing in its various distribution centers around the world. However, some see it as an amazing concession after J&J has poured millions into defending talc-based baby powder in numerous lawsuits.