Well it seems nobody in India really cares what companies sell and what is being consumed. Surprisingly, these products are banned across the world, but not in India. Here’s a list:
A 2010 story published in The Hindu said that branded honey sold in the country was contaminated. When Centre for Science and Environment examined 12 branded honey products that were sold in India, including those made by companies like Dabur, Himalaya, Patanjali, Baidyanath, Khadi and two foreign organisations based out of Switzerland and Australia, scientists found high levels of six harmful antibiotics in 11 samples.
Indian companies who export their products abroad, and foreign companies by default, must conform to stringent standards as most developed countries have banned or strictly regulated antibiotics in honey. So setting an example of double standards, most Indian companies dump the contaminated honey on the domestic market in the country, since there are no regulations here.
“It is clear that foreign companies are taking advantage of the lack of regulations in India. After all, if our government does not care about the health of its people, why should these companies care?” CSE director Sunita Narain was quoted telling by the daily.
Among the long list of banned medicines outside India are commonly used drugs like Novalgin, D-Cold, Vicks Action-500, Enteroquinal, Furoxone and Lomofen (anti-diarrheal), Nimulid, Analgin (pain killer), Ciza and Syspride, (acidity and constipation), Nimesulide (painkiller) and Buclizine (appetite stimulant), which are still being sold on the Indian market.
India’s best-selling car Maruti-Suzuki Alto 800
India’s best selling car Maruti-Suzuki Alto 800 and a few others like the Tata Nano and the Hyundai i10 failed the independent crash test conducted by Gobal NCAP. The structure of these cars proved inadequate and collapsed to varying degrees, resulting in high risks of life-threatening injuries to the occupants. The extent of the structural weaknesses in these models were such that the fitted airbags would not be effective in reducing the risk of serious injury. Surprisingly, these cars with all its inadequacies are being sold in India. Drivers please be careful!
67 pesticides which are banned or restricted in many international markets are still in use in India. Expert committees set up by the Central government have examined the matter and they recommended continued use of the pesticides in most cases while restricted use was recommended for some. Some pesticides still used in India include Carbaryl, Malathion, Acephate, Dimethoate, Chlorpyrifos, Lindane, Quinalphos, Phosphomidon, Carbandizm, Captan, Tridamorph, Practilachlor, 2.4–D and Glyphosate.
Kinder Surprise is banned in the US and not Kinder Joy.
Well if you try taking one of these into the US you could be fined up to $2,500 per illegal Kinder egg. Because a toy is kept inside a confection, Kinder eggs are embargoed from point of entry into the US. The embedded toy within the candy is deemed a choking risk for small children.