Delhi: With the shocking results from Drug Testing Laboratory stating baby shampoo marketed by Johnson & Johnson the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has asked all states to stop the sale of baby shampoo marketed by the company. In a letter to chief secretaries of all states, the apex child rights body has ordered a ban on the sale of the company’s baby shampoo and remove it from shops’ stocks.
The NCPCR had sought sample test of Johnson & Johnson’s baby shampoo and talcum powder from authorities in five zones of the country – Andhra Pradesh in the south, Jharkhand in the east, Rajasthan in the west, Madhya Pradesh in central India, and Assam in the north east. The tests were ordered following reports indicated the presence of asbestos and other carcinogenic substance in the products.
Earlier in December, Indian drug regulator Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) had ordered Johnson and Johnson to stop manufacturing its baby powder using raw materials in two of its Indian factories until test results prove they are free of asbestos. In the US, Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay £3.6 BILLION to 22 women after asbestos in baby powder gave them cancer.