The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights has written to the chief secretaries of all states and Union Territories asking to stop the sale of Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo in their respective states and also removing the product from the stock of the shops in view of the findings of the sample testing report from the Rajasthandrug control officer. It was reported that Johnson & Johnson’s baby shampoo has come under the regulatory lens with samples of the product showing the presence of “harmful ingredients” that may cause cancer.
While seeking an update in the matter, NCPCR in its order recommends that the sale of the product may be stopped till further notice. Johnson and Johnson haven’t given any response in this matter till date. The child rights body has also asked the Drug Control Organisation Rajasthan to send the test report of Johnson & Johnson’s baby talcum powder at the earliest.
The recommendations come as a follow-up, on the summons issued in the matter to five states – Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Assam and Andhra Pradesh. The company has maintained that the shampoo was safe and in compliance with regulatory standards.