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4 Consumer Products That May Contain Asbestos

Legally Reviewed by Joseph P. Williams on June 27, 2024

Asbestos, once hailed as a versatile miracle material due to its exceptional heat resistance and durability, is now known for its adverse health effects. When asbestos is disturbed, microscopic fibers fly into the air, making them easily inhalable. Prolonged exposure to these hazardous fibers has been linked to serious respiratory conditions, including mesothelioma. Unfortunately, despite its known dangers, asbestos remains in many everyday household items, from children’s toys to appliances. If you have been exposed to asbestos from a consumer product, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. 

If you have been diagnosed with asbestosis, mesothelioma, or another asbestos-related condition, an experienced attorney can help you pursue justice. At The Williams Law Firm, P.C., our award-winning attorney, Joe Williams, is dedicated to treating his clients with the respect and compassion they need during this challenging time. Attorney Williams has won every case and is ready to use his extensive experience and skills to help you recover the compensation you deserve. 

4 Common Household Products That May Contain Asbestos

Asbestos can be found in many vintage and modern household products. Being aware of possible sources of asbeststos can help you not only avoid exposure but also pinpoint the party liable for your asbestos-related losses. Some common household items that may contain asbestos include the following: 

Children’s Toys

While many assume asbestos is a material of the past, it is still found in many modern toys and children’s products. In fact, asbestos has been found in crayons, children’s clay, and toy crime investigation kits as recently as 2015.

Products Containing Talc

Asbestos forms naturally near talc deposits, and it can be challenging to make talc products without contamination. For example, asbestos was discovered in Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder in 2018. Additionally, asbestos-contaminated talc has been found in cheap makeup kits typically marketed toward children and preteens. 


After World War II, the United States saw a boom in various household appliances. Because asbestos was still a popular insulation material at the time, many older appliances contain the dangerous material as a means of fire-proofing. A few vintage appliances that may contain asbestos include the following:

  • Stoves
  • Ovens
  • Toasters
  • Slow cookers
  • Coffee pots
  • Bottle warmers
  • Popcorn machines
  • Dishwashers
  • Washing machines
  • Dryers
  • Heaters
  • Ironing boards
  • Curling irons
  • Hair dryers

While these products are no longer made with asbestos, some of these asbestos products may be present in your home if you live in an older house or with elderly relatives. 


Due to its fibrous nature, asbestos was also woven into textile products in the post-war era. A few fabric products that may contain asbestos include the following:

  • Oil lamp wicks
  • Oven mitts
  • Pot holders
  • Dish towels
  • Electric blankets
  • Ironing boards

Because asbestos was so widely used in the 50s, 60s, and 70s, it is likely that any household products manufactured during these decades may contain asbestos fibers.

Speak with a Dependable Asbestos Exposure Attorney at The Williams Law Firm, P.C.

If you were exposed to asbestos from a consumer product, an experienced attorney can help you pursue justice for the losses you have suffered. The talented legal team at The Williams Law Firm, P.C., is committed to helping victims of asbestos exposure secure financial relief for their medical bills, lost wages, and other intangible losses. We understand the devastation asbestos-related diseases can cause and treat every case as our cause. Our compassionate attorney, Joe Williams, personalized his approach to meet his client’s needs and will meet you in your home to work on your case. 

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