Johnson & Johnson baby products are being tested for potential carcinogens, an official with the Shanghai Food & Drug Safety Administration in China told the Associated Press.
The agency decided to conduct the tests after the U.S.-based health and environmental activist group Campaign for Safe Cosmetics last week released a report that said Johnson & Johnson baby products were among dozens that contained formaldehyde and/or 1,4-dioxane.
The allegations caused concern in China, where there have been many product quality and safety scandals, the AP reported.
Johnson & Johnson said its baby products are safe.
"The trace levels of certain compounds found by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics can result from processes that make our products gentle for babies and safe from bacterial growth," said a company statement, the AP reported.