Online giant e-commerce companies Amazon and Flipkart were served notices after their website was found to be selling fake, adulterated cosmetics in India.
The companies are caught in stir after many resellers on the websites were found to be selling “unregulated and fake cosmetics” under the nose of these companies, Livemint reports.
The companies in the meeting with Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) on November 1 have committed to preventing the sales of “unregulated and fake cosmetics”.
Amazon and Flipkart were both served notices in October for violation of Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 provisions after an investigation found that some resellers on their websites were selling illegally imported beauty products.
DCGI said Amazon and Flipkart both were found to have been selling “adulterated” and “unregulated” cosmetics on their websites while products ranging from stem cell-based cosmetics, serums, skin whitening creams, glutathione injections and hyaluronic acid filler injections were illegally imported besides selling fake cosmetics containing ingredients which are not permitted for use on human.
The drug regulator directed the senior executives from Amazon and Flipkart to look into such sales or face stringent action.