Dettol soap fails lab test
20 June 2015, Nirapad News: After Maggi noodles, Reckitt Benckiser’s Dettol soap has failed laboratory tests and was also declared sub-standard.
The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) of India had collected samples from Agra and subsequently sent them for laboratory tests in Lucknow, reports the Economic Times.
The report was sent to the FDA and Dettol and 10 other medicinal brands failed tests and were also declared sub-standard.
“The wrapper of Dettol soap bar collected by us mentioned its weight to be 125gm. However, the actual weight in our tests was 117.0470gm,” an FDA official said.
A Reckitt Benckiser spokesperson said the letter the company received from FDA alleged lesser weight and not quality.
“We confirm that Dettol Soap is 100% safe to use and it goes through a series of rigorous tests. As per the packaged commodities guidelines, the net weight specified on the pack is the weight observed at the time of packaging. Technically, all soaps lose moisture during the journey to retail outlets and hence we witness a drop in the weight,” the spokesperson said in a statement.