China’s biggest e-commerce platforms have removed healthcare product manufacturer Quanjian Group’s listings.
Quanjian’s products, ranging from herbal medicines and shoe insoles to anion sanitary napkins, have been removed from e-commerce marketplaces including Alibaba’s Taobao and Tmall, JD.com, Suning Yigou, and Pinduoduo.
The removals come after an article posted by healthcare website Dingxiang Yisheng linked Quanjian to the death of Zhou Yang, a four-year-old girl who use the company’s products. Believing the company’s marketing material, Zhou’s father stopped his daughter’s treatment at a Beijing hospital in 2013, instead opting for the company’s cancer-killing herbal medicine. She died two years later in 2015.
Authorities in the northern Chinese city of Tianjin have set up an investigation team to look into the incident.