Test results say Johnson & Johnson shampoo is harmful for newborns, all states asked to stop sales
New Delhi: The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) urged the directors of all states and Union Territories to stop the sale of Johnsons and Johnsons baby shampoos. In their letter, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights also asked the authorities to remove the products from the market.
The claim was made based on the results of a sample testing from Rajasthan. Allegedly, the shampoos have formaldehyde present in them. The NCPCR asked the authorities of Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Assam and Jharkhand to take samples of Johnson and Johnson powder and shampoo.
While talking to Mirror Now, one of the shopkeepers alleged that he was unaware of the allegations made for the company and confessed that he was still selling the products.
While the NCPCR has issued strict instructions, one of the shopkeepers denied receiving an official notification or message from the company. A local stated that since the allegations made are based on a research, they should be taken into consideration and people should switch to Indian products.
The Chief of the NCPCR stated that the shampoo was tested by the Drug Control Authority and formaldehyde was found in it. He said that the present report from Rajasthan shows the presence of formaldehyde in the shampoo which is not fit for the use of children or newborns. He said that till there is a new report about the same, the products should not be sold in the market.
In their statement, the company stated that they would wait for the results of the re-testing process. The company said that “we are not aware of any directions from NCPCR”. The company further claimed that their products were safe to use and conform to all applicable standards and rules.