Johnson & Johnson has plans to stop one of its best sellers talc-based baby-powder products globally in 2023.

The move came in between continued legal battles & years after they discontinued it in  the US & Canada.

J&J said Thursday that it had made the “commercial decision” to change all its baby powder to use cornstarch instead of talcum powder.

The big decision of the company came after conducting an assessment of its portfolio.

Spokesperson Melissa Witt said that, "We continuously evaluate & optimize our portfolio to best position the business for long-term growth."

“Today’s decision is part of our worldwide portfolio assessment, which evaluated several factors," she added.

In May 2020, J&J navigated many lawsuits that accused the product of causing some users’ cancers.

Talcum powder has long been used in baby powders because the mineral keeps skin dry & prevents diaper rash.

Some consumer companies have found cornstarch can offer the same benefits of talc without any risk.

So many legal issues forced the company to make the decision to remove  talc powder.