Mumbai: The Maharashtra FDA has cancelled the baby talcum powder manufacturing licence of Johnson & Johnson, Mulund, after the department found it Not Of Standard Quality.
The FDA said that the licence was cancelled after samples of the Johnson’s Baby Powder collected from Nashik and Pune failed quality checks, and ordered the company to recall all its stocks from the markets.
These samples were declared by the FDA as ‘Not Of Standard Quality’ after it failed to comply with IS5339:2009 (Second Revision Amendment No. 3) Specification for Skin Powder for infants in the test pH.
In a statement the FDA said: “The product Johnsons Baby Powder is popularly used in new born babies. The sample declared Not of Standard in pH and the use of the product may affect the health of the skin of the new born babies.”