Consumer products contain asbestos
Asbestos is still legal. Many Americans assume that asbestos is already banned from consumer products, but it's not.
In 1989, the EPA tried to ban asbestos, but most of those regulations were overturned in court in 1991. As a result, while new applications for asbestos were banned, asbestos is still being imported and used in consumer and industrial products.
Courtesy of Senator Murray's Asbestos Update