Cancer causing material found in Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo | Samples fail quality tests 

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Johnson & Johnson’s baby shampoo samples failed quality tests conducted by Rajasthan Drugs Control Organisation. According to a public notice from the state’s drugs watchdog, findings were rejected by the US drug maker.
Also, few months back Indian authorities conducted an investigation to check the presence of cancer causing asbestos in J & J baby powder. In late February, it had re-started the production of baby talc as there was no asbestos found in the samples.
However, on 5 March, the Rajasthan Drugs Control Organisation said, “The samples of J&J baby shampoo taken from two batches failed the quality test as they contained some harmful ingredients.” It did not elaborate any further.
According to a spokesperson from J & J, the results from the watchdog found the presence of formaldehyde in the samples. Formaldehyde, used in making building materials, is a known carcinogen.
We do not accept the interim results given to us, which mentioned samples to ‘contain harmful ingredients — identification positive for formaldehyde,’” the spokesperson told Reuters.
She further added, “We have confirmed to the Indian authorities that we do not add formaldehyde as an ingredient in our shampoo nor does Johnson’s baby shampoo contain any ingredient that can release formaldehyde over time.”
But according to the watchdog’s notice, the two samples tested will expire in September 2021. These samples were manufactured at company’s plant in Himachal Pradesh.
The investigation was conducted as a result of Reuters report in December. The report said that the firm known from decades might have cancer causing asbestos.
J&J labeled the report as “One sided, false and inflammatory.”
The brand is one of the most recognized brands in India as it leads the sales in Indian baby and child toiletries market.

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