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DCGI Issued Notices To Amazon, Flipkart Over Allegedly Selling Spurious Cosmetics

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DCGI issued notices to Amazon, Flipkart over allegedly selling spurious cosmetics, including imported brands, and have been warned of punitive activities if they fail to respond in 10 days.

The notice from DCGI pursues strikes by drug inspectors at different locations the nation over on October 5-6, amid which they found that some indigenously fabricated beauty care products without legitimate assembling permit and having fixings imported without fundamental enrollment endorsements were being sold on the internet business stages.

The law accommodates correctional activities extending from fiscal fine to detainment available to be purchased of such unapproved items. Amazon India spokesperson said in a statement that, “Amazon.in has a very high bar of customer experience and does take strict action against sellers who are selling illegal or fake products…in accordance with the due process of law, as and when such incidents are reported to us.”

Whenever reached, an Amazon India representative told news office PTI that the organization makes strict move against venders of ‘illegal or fake products’ as and when such episodes are accounted for to it.

DCGI S Eswara Reddy reported in the notice that, “In case, you fail to submit the reply within the stipulate period, it will be presumed that you have no reply to offer and appropriate action as deemed fit will be initiated against you.”

Ordering that the organizations answer to its notice inside 10 days, the DGCI has warned them of punitive activity for ‘offering for sale, sale and distribution of spurious, adulterated cosmetics and cosmetics manufactured without valid licence in contravention of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940.’

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