J&J baby care products: NCPCR summons officials of five states

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  1. The National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has summoned senior state government officials from five states to update on the steps taken on safety issues regarding the use of Johnson & Johnson(J&J) baby care products.
  2. Recently,NCPCR had received a private complaint stating that objectionable contents have been found in the shampoo samples of J&J tested by the Rajasthan government.
  3. In 2016,the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) had asked chief secretaries of five states to get J&J baby products tested in a laboratory accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories(NABL).J&J has been under scrutiny over reports of the presence of asbestos and formaldehyde in its products.
  4. The National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) was set up in 2007 as a statutory body under the Commission for Protection of Child Rights Act,2005.
  5. It works under the administrative control of the Ministry of Women & Child Development.The Commission’s mandate is to ensure that all Laws,Policies,Programmes and Administrative mechanisms are in consonance with the Child Rights perspective as enshrined in the Constitution of India and also the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.