Johnson & Johnson will stop selling talc-based baby powder
Johnson & Johnson is abandoning a product that it may be most identified with and has been selling for more than 100 years – talc-based baby powder.
The company said on its website Tuesday it had re-evaluated its products in light of the novel coronavirus in March and stopped shipping hundreds of items in the US and Canada. The purpose was to place a priority on its high-demand products and to make room for social distancing at its manufacturing and distribution facilities.
The company said it was permanently discontinuing about 100 products, including Johnson’s Baby Powder. This will only impact sales in the US and Canada. It will continue to sell its products in other markets. The company says there has been a decline in demand for the powder.
The company does have a cornstarch-based baby powder that will remain on the market.