The company said it issued the decision as an "increase in caution", as the amount of asbestos found was very weak, limited to specific samples of a baby powder package.
Asbestos is known as a carcinogen in conjunction with cancer that causes mesothelioma, and tens of thousands of people have been sued against the company, claiming that prolonged exposure to the substance in baby powder has led to cancers affecting the lining of the breast.
Citing a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) test report last month, Johnson & Johnson said its products did not contain asbestos on a large scale, but its stock prices fell 2.6% ahead of Friday's trading, suggesting that the public may respond.
At the same time, an increasing number of Americans have developed mesothelioma, a rare cancer in tissue that lines and protects certain organs, including the lungs and chest cavity.
Since the discovery of the substance in baby powder, more than 13,000 lawsuits have been filed against Johnson & Johnson, which claims the product has led to cancer and even death.
Many of these lawsuits cost Johnson & Johnson billions of dollars in settlement and fines.