Mumbai: Maharashtra has cancelled the license of Johnson & Johnson baby powder citing its harmful effects on the skin of newborn babies. The Food and Drug Administration Department has revoked the license of Johnson & Johnson’s product.
FDA officials said in a statement that samples of the powder were taken and tested in a laboratory, which did not match the standard pH value. The samples of the powder have been taken from Pune and Nashik and more information can be given after testing them, the officials informed.
The FDA issued a notice under the Drugs and Cosmetics Act of 1940 to Johnson & Johnson, citing the quality of its products, and ordered the company to take back all the stock it had sold as soon as possible. But the company escaped by influencing the government. Meanwhile, the company has approached the court against the cancellation of the license of the product.