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Drug regulator issues notice to Amazon, Flipkart for alleged sale of spurious cosmetics

Drug regulator issues notice to Amazon, Flipkart for alleged sale of spurious cosmetics

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 13 Nov 2018, 08:01 am

New Delhi, Nov 13 (IBNS) :  India’s premier drug and cosmetics agency, Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has issued notices to e-commerce giants  Flipkart and  Amazon warning against the alleged sell of "spurious and adulterated" cosmetics including imported brands, and sought a reply within ten days, media reports said.

Amazon have agreed to prevent the sale of ‘unregulated and fake cosmetics’ on their shopping platforms, as reported by Mint.

This commitment by the online retailers comes after an investigation found that a few resellers were selling illegally-imported cosmetic products.

The investigation also found that some of the sold products like “stem cell-based cosmetics, serums, skin whitening creams, glutathione injections and hyaluronic acid filler injections” had ingredients that were not certified for human use.

“They have been told to start correcting their system. They are going to delete all such products from their sites and are also going to have different agreements with sellers to prevent sale of fake cosmetics,” The Mint quoted S Eswara Reddy, an official with the DCGI as saying.

The DGCI conducted raids at 30 different locations across the country and seized items worth Rs 4 crore that did not conform to the standards laid down by Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).

The regulator had sent notices to Flipkart, Amazon and IndiaMart, asking them to stop the sale of such spurious products on their platforms. It had given them 10 days to respond, failing which, penal action will be necessitated.

ave agreed to prevent the sale of ‘unregulated and fake cosmetics’ on their shopping platforms, as reported by Mint.

This commitment by the online retailers comes after an investigation found that a few resellers were selling illegally-imported cosmetic products.

The investigation also found that some of the sold products like “stem cell-based cosmetics, serums, skin whitening creams, glutathione injections and hyaluronic acid filler injections” had ingredients that were not certified for human use.

“They have been told to start correcting their system. They are going to delete all such products from their sites and are also going to have different agreements with sellers to prevent sale of fake cosmetics,” S Eswara Reddy, an official with the DCGI said.

The DGCI conducted raids at 30 different locations across the country and seized items worth Rs 4 crore that did not conform to the standards laid down by Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS).

The regulator had sent notices to Flipkart, Amazon and IndiaMart, asking them to stop the sale of such spurious products on their platforms. It had given them 10 days to respond, failing which, penal action will be necessitated.