In June, Revlon Inc., the 90-year-old makeup company filed for
bankruptcy protection amid mounting debts. Some of these debts, although not specifically mentioned
may be the result of them being named in lawsuits alleging exposure to
talc in Revlon’s makeup and body powder products. Revlon is routinely
named as a co-defendant alongside cosmetic giants, Johnson & Johnson and Avon.
Revlon was first named in an asbestos case in 2017 for its product Jean
Nate body powder, which it has since discontinued. The company began to
transition out using talc as the base of its powdered products along with Chanel, Avon, and many
other cosmetic and beauty brands in 2020.
Revlon is just another company in a long list to file for bankruptcy protection
against asbestos claims since Johns-Manville became the first in 1982.
The company claims it is seeking bankruptcy protection due to supply chain
disruptions and falling sales in recent years.