Amazon and Flipkart to intercept sales of unregulated and fake cosmetics
New Delhi, Nov 12 (KNN) After an investigation found that some resellers on the websites of online retailers Amazon and Flipkart were selling illegally the imported beauty products, they have committed to intercept sales of “unregulated and fake cosmetics” in a meeting with the drug regulator.
According to DCGI, Amazon and Flipkart were found to have been selling “adulterated” and “unregulated” cosmetics on their websites.
DCGI, S. Eswara Reddy said, “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 drug regulator found that cosmetics are being sold without evaluating their safety and quality.
The notice sent to these online retailers said, “As per the Schedule S to the Drugs and Cosmetics Rules, cosmetics shall conform to the standards laid down by Bureau of Indian Standards and no cosmetic shall contain any ingredient stated in negative list of BIS.”
“It is the responsibility of an online retailer to check that whatever cosmetics they are selling...are genuine and the manufacturer or the importer should hold a valid license. If they fail to do so, stringent action will be taken against them,” said Reddy.
After online retailers were served show cause notices in October for selling cosmetics in contravention to the provisions of Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, representatives from online retailers met officials of DCGI.
Products such as stem cell-based cosmetics, serums, skin whitening creams, glutathione injections and hyaluronic acid filler injections were among illegally imported products that were being sold.