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Child rights body asks states to stop sale of Johnson's baby shampoo

Its sample was found to be of substandard quality in a lab test

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The apex child rights body has asked all states to stop sale of Johnson's after its sample was found to be of substandard quality in a lab test.

In a letter to chief secretaries of all states, the or NCPCR ordered stoppage of sale of Johnson's and also removing the product from stock of shops after Drug Testing Laboratory, declared it of substandard quality as presence of formaldehyde was confirmed in it.

The apex child rights body had sought sample test reports of Johnson's and talcum powder from authorities of five states -- (south), (east), (west), (central) and (northeast) -- after reports of presence of asbestos and carcinogenic substance in them emerged.

The order to stop sale was issued after test reports of the baby shampoo sample from came in. It is yet to receive the test reports from the other four states.

It has asked the of to send the test report of the talcum powder at the earliest.

First Published: Sat, April 27 2019. 20:00 IST
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