New Delhi, Apr 27: The apex child rights body has asked all states to stop sale of Johnson's baby shampoo after its sample was found to be of substandard quality in a lab test.

In a letter to chief secretaries of all states, the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights or NCPCR ordered stoppage of sale of Johnson's baby shampoo and also removing the product from stock of shops after Drug Testing Laboratory, Jaipur declared it of substandard quality as presence of formaldehyde was confirmed in it.

The apex child rights body had sought sample test reports of Johnson's baby shampoo and talcum powder from authorities of five states Andhra Pradesh (south), Jharkhand (east), Rajasthan (west), Madhya Pradesh (central) and Assam (northeast) after reports of presence of asbestos and carcinogenic substance in them emerged.

The order to stop sale was issued after test reports of the baby shampoo sample from Rajasthan came in. It is yet to receive the test reports from the other four states.

It has asked the Drug Control Officer of Rajasthan to send the test report of the talcum powder at the earliest.

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Uppinangady: Driver of a tanker that was coming from Hosur towards Mangaluru was found dead in the tank of his own tanker here on Shiradi Ghat near Uppinangady on Friday.

The driver has been identified as Nagaraj, a resident of Pettupatta village in Tiruchi district of Tamil Nadu.

The police, after initial investigation added that it seemed like Nataraj fell into the tank of the tanker when he opened it, and died of suffocation.

The police reported that no injury or mark of struggle were found on Nataraj's body.

The tanker was found parked on Shiradi Ghat here on Friday, and Nataraj's body was found on Friday morning.

A case in this regard has been registered at Sakleshpur Rural Police Station.