US healthcare giant Johnson and Johnson (J&J) once again faces the quality check issues.It has come under the scanner of regulators in India once again after the company’s popular baby shampoo failed quality tests conducted by the Drugs Control Organization of Rajasthan.
The shampoo sample contained ‘harmful ingredients like Formaldehyde,which is considered to be a carcinogenic substance.
The state’s drug regulatory body has labelled some samples of J&J’s baby shampoo as “not of standard quality” and said the product contains “harmful ingredients”.
In a 5 March letter, the Drugs Control Organization asked state drug controllers across India to withdraw available stocks of J&J’s baby shampoo from the market to ensure that it is not used anymore. “The samples of cosmetics contains harmful ingredients,“ according to the report of samples tested between 16 and 28 February.
On 21 December, India’s drug regulator initiated a wider probe into the entire range of baby care products of J&J after ordering it to halt production of its baby talcum powder amid allegations that it contains asbestos.
Even though the baby talc this time met the standards,the baby shampoo failed the criteria.