Band-Aid Brings Back Diverse Skin Tone Bandages

Johnson & Johnson is launching a new line of Band-Aid that includes bandages in a range of Black and brown skin tones, NBC4 reports.

"We hear you. We see you. We’re listening to you," the Band-Aid brand said in an Instagram post on Thursday that cited the need to take action for "tangible change for the Black community."

The Instagram post continued, "We are committed to launching a range of bandages in light, medium and deep shades of Brown and Black skin tones that embrace the beauty of diverse skin," the post said. "We are dedicated to inclusivity and providing the best healing solutions, better representing you.⁣"

The brand originally launched a Band-Aid line in 2005 that was a "perfect blend" bandages to blend with multiple skin tones, company spokesperson Megan Koehler told NBC. That line was discontinued three years later.

The NBC report continues with Koehler's comments, stating: "We are excited to bring back a similar product with improved comfort and flexibility," she said in a statement. The new Band-Aids will launch in 2021 in the company's "most popular style, flexible fabric."

Additionally, Johnson & Johnson told NBC4 that the company launched "clear strips" style of bandages in the 1950s, which were designed to be used by people with a variety of skin tones.

Band-Aid's post continues: "We can, we must and we will do better." The company said it will also make a donation to the Black Lives Matter movement and take other actions "in the fight against systemic racism."

See Band-Aid's Instagram post below:

PHOTOS: BAND-AID Instagram Account

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