Sun, April 05, 2009
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German NUK baby powder under investigation in China

2009-04-05 12:50:47 GMT2009-04-05 20:50:47 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

BEIJING, April 5 (Xinhua) -- The NUK baby powder, which allegedly contains forbidden ingredient, is under investigation and off shelf, said The General Administration for Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (GAQSIQ) here Sunday.

It is reported that the Korean authorities tested 30 baby powders and found 12 contained carcinogen asbestos, including the well-known NUK baby powder of German.

Suzhou Debao Baby Supplies Co., Ltd., NUK's general agent in China, imported 11.6 tons of semi-finished product from its Korean manufacturer, Boryung Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd., from March 2008 to March 2009, said the quality supervisor.

Debao had the semi-finished product manufactured and labeled asthe NUK brand for sales in the Chinese market, it added.

The GAQSIQ has sealed up 48 cans of NUK baby powder in Debao during its inspection of the company, and the company has notified all its dealers to pull the baby powder off shelf.

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