Couple of days ago, my daughter told me that Johnson and Johnson ’ the makers of child care products’ like Baby Powder,Baby Soap,baby Oil was banned.
Somehow I missed the news as it was not highlighted in the Media, such is the power of Advertiser finance to the Media.
Of course there are exceptions.
It is not merely Johnson and Johnson.
We have Complan claiming that children will go twice Taller(?,
Horlicks has ‘Brian Boosters”,’Is the Brain Dead? and what is this Booster?
Bournvita,’Twice the Stamina’-who has defined Stamina and how does one measure it?
Pepsodent sensitivity, ‘cures sensitivity twice as fast’
I can go on.
Johnson and Johnson was caught not for the misleading ads, or for the harmful effect of the products but for following a different process.
Easy to wriggle out in Court.
May be they have not paid enough to the people, they got caught as a waning to ensure prompt payment.!
Health officials have revoked Johnson & Johnson‘s license to make cosmetics at a plant outside Mumbai after they discovered the company had used an unauthorized process for sterilizing its baby powder.
J&J said in a statement on Friday that it is in “ongoing discussions” with Indian regulators.
“We understand their concerns and are diligently working with them to resolve the issue,” Peggy Ballman, a J&J spokeswoman, said in a statement, adding that there were no consumer complaints or adverse events reported due to its use of the process.
An investigation by the Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration revealed that J&J, at its plant in Mulund, had used ethylene oxide – a substance used to produce industrial chemicals and to sterilize medical equipment – to kill bacteria in its baby powder and had not conducted mandatory tests to make sure there were no remaining traces in the powder.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, acute exposure to ethylene oxide can cause lung damage, nausea, vomiting and cancer.
Ballman said the plant has not been shut down and the company is appealing the decision. She said the sterilization process in question was used on a one-time basis on a limited amount of baby powder. Baby powder is made from corn or talc and is usually sterilized using steam, she said.
“For a brief time in 2007, we used an alternative sterilization process,” she said.
Ballman was unable to explain why the alternative process was used but said it is a “widely accepted and safe practice of sterilization used
- Why the Hell Did I Not Know that Johnson & Johnson is Bad for My Baby? (leakingboob.com)