It looks US healthcare giant Johnson and Johnson (J&J) is in the soup once again. Company’s popular baby shampoo has failed quality tests conducted by the Rajasthan drug controller.
As per the reports, the drug controller has found harmful ingredients in shampoo that may cause cancer. The ‘No More Tears’ baby shampoo contained Formaldehyd, a substance that is mainly used in making building materials and pressed wood products.
The stocks of J&J baby shampoos sampled from its Baddi plant in Solan were not of the quality required under the Drugs and Cosmetics Law, said a recent order released by the Central Drug Standards Control Organisation (CDSCO).
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“Ensure that these stocks are not consumed anymore and appropriate safeguards to consumers are provided by withdrawing the available stock and acting under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act Rules 1940,” the order was quoted as saying.
However, the company which offers a range of toiletries for toddlers that includes shampoo, baby lotion, baby soap and baby oil, maintains that their product is safe and in compliance with regulatory standards.
The matter has come close of the heels of J&J’s hip implants imbroglio. Their hip implants had left 4,000 patients in the lurch and the government is trying to get the company to pay compensation to all those affected.