China’s state quality watchdog said baby skin powder manufactured by German housekeeping and health care products maker MAPA has been removed from shelves in China for allegedly containing asbestos, the AFP reported. Authorities seized 48 cans of the baby powder from Suzhou Debao Baby Supplies (the brand’s general agent in China) in an inspection Saturday, the General Administration of Inspection and Quarantine said. MAPA, part of French rubber and plastics conglomerate Hutchinson Worldwide, markets its baby care products under the NUK brand. The seizure resulted from a test of 30 baby powders by South Korean authorities earlier in the month. The South Korean agency found that 12 of 30 powders contained the carcinogen asbestos, including the NUK baby powder.