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Supermarket suspends sale of Johnson products amid debate
Updated: 2009-03-17 23:37

The tests followed a widely publicized claim by a woman in Chengdu that her 1-year-old baby developed a rash after exposure to Johnson & Johnson's Baby Bedtime Oil.

Johnson & Johnson has said that this case was similar to an allergy and resulted from "the difference between individual constitutions but not [a] quality problem". The company paid 637.81 yuan (US$93.4) to cover the baby's medical fees.

An on-line survey by found that, as of Monday, 40 percent of the 10,221 respondents had used or were using Johnson & Johnson baby products.

Some 69.4 percent said they would not now buy Johnson & Johnson baby products and 65.6 percent said they believed the products contained toxic ingredients.

As of Monday, more than 16,000 people responded to an on-line survey at asking whether they trusted baby products made by Johnson & Johnson. More than half of the respondents said they would not buy Johnson & Johnson baby products.

According to media reports, China's quality supervisor, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, has started checking the products.

However, the administration refused to comment on the issue.

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