Material/Product Containing Asbestos
According to the complaint for this class action, Johnson & Johnson, Inc., Valeant Pharmaceuticals, LLC, and Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. have claimed for years that their talcum products don’t contain any asbestos or asbestiform fibers. The complaint alleges that this is false, and brings suit under California laws, including its Proposition 65, which says that “businesses must provide persons with a ‘clear and reasonable warning’ before exposing individuals to chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer.”
The Zonolite Attic Insulation (ZAI) Trust was established as part of a legal settlement with WR Grace to reimburse homeowners or renters for a portion of the money they have spent removing or replacing Zonolite brand vermiculite attic insulation. Vermiculite was sold as attic insulation between the 1940s and 1980s. It has a brown-gray or silver-gold color and a pebble-like texture.