Johnson’s zinc oxide cornstarch baby powder discontinued!

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I love this stuff. I often wear 10-12 hours straight while wet and don’t get diaper rashes. This zinc oxide cornstarch powder is something I always use. Now they’ve discontinued it and it’s impossible to find. If you use it, please complain to Johnson’s from their web site. I‘m crushed that it’s gone. Im down to 1.5 containers and it’s over.
 

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Well F***! Just when i find something i like this happens. Gold bond powder is an alternative, so is amens medicated powder (5% zinc oxide and a better value), anti monkey butt baby powder (but i think that is just calamine). The caldensene powder is expensive for the small container you get.... so i would search amazon for a multipack to get it cheaper
 

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I'm perfectly fine with potentially cancer inducing products being pulled off shelves. I'm glad J&J is being held responsible.
 

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We can thank lawyers for the down fall of both zinc coated powder and talcum based powders
I'm perfectly fine with potentially cancer inducing products being pulled off shelves. I'm glad J&J is being held responsible.

Environmental Science guy here. You literally have to inhale large amounts of the stuff or use it in a manner that is incorrect(applying it directly into the vagina) to be at risk for cancer.
 

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Environmental Science guy here. You literally have to inhale large amounts of the stuff or use it in a manner that is incorrect(applying it directly into the vagina) to be at risk for cancer.
I dont think many people realize that, all it took was a few acute cases and rather then fight it, the company just folded the product, they will still produce the powder, its just not available in N America anymore.
 

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I love this stuff. I often wear 10-12 hours straight while wet and don’t get diaper rashes. This zinc oxide cornstarch powder is something I always use. Now they’ve discontinued it and it’s impossible to find. If you use it, please complain to Johnson’s from their web site. I‘m crushed that it’s gone. Im down to 1.5 containers and it’s over.
Aside from physical stores, do you have any luck finding it through Amazon/eBay, if that's feasible for you?
 

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The only way you can buy any now is to pay $30 a bottle to the gougers on Amazon. It’s out of stock everywhere.

So can someone explain the risk of the zinc in the powder? All I know is I never get diaper rash using it, even if I spend 12-14 hours in a wet diaper.

I don’t like other brands because I REALLY liked the exact small of this kind.
 

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It's got nothing to do with the Zinc Oxide. Johnsons pulled all products marked "Baby Powder," even the stuff that was corn starch based, after the last round of litigation due to their lying about asbestos in the Talc. It's not clear if it will return.
 

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It's got nothing to do with the Zinc Oxide. Johnsons pulled all products marked "Baby Powder," even the stuff that was corn starch based, after the last round of litigation due to their lying about asbestos in the Talc. It's not clear if it will return.
So do you think Johnson’s will remove the rest of their powder lines
 

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So do you think Johnson’s will remove the rest of their powder lines
Nope. Too much profit in it. Expect Baby Powder to return (possibly with a new name). They're just dodging all the scummy lawyers "Did you or a loved one use Johnsons baby powder?" by eliminating that product name for a while.
 
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