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Recall of product - January 14, 2021

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Every week, dedicated European portals (Safety Gate for the European Union, Safety Database for the United Kingdom) list the non-compliant and/or dangerous products detected on the market by the control authorities. Here are the cosmetic products that are subject to a recall or a marketing ban this week: lightening products that contain ingredients that are prohibited in cosmetics.

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Lightening cream

Brand: antiMarks
Name: Lightening cream

Country of origin: Kenya
Notifying country: Sweden

Risk type: chemical
The product contains clobetasol propionate (measured concentration: 0.05 % by weight). It is a corticosteroid that should be made available only under medical prescription: exposure to it could cause skin irritation and may lead to endocrine problems.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to importer): import rejected at border.

Lightening body milk

Brand: Pr. Francoise Bedon Paris
Name: Lait éclaircissant Soin Hydratant Nourrissant Carotte

Barcode: 3760091560735
Batch numbers: S201292, 201297

Country of origin: unknown • Notifying country: France

Risk type: chemical
The product contains hydroquinone (measured value: 4.4% by weight). Hydroquinone can cause skin irritation and dermatitis. The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by economic operators (to distributor): recall of the product from end users, removal of this product listing by the online marketplace.

Lightening serum

Brand: Pure White
Name: Gold Glowing - Correcteur de tâches - Sérum révélateur

Batch numbers: 0B00B0, 0BBEB0

Country of origin: unknown
Notifying country: France

Risk type: chemical
The product contains hydroquinone and clobetasol propionate (measured: values 9.3% and 0.03% by weight).
Hydroquinone can cause skin irritation and dermatitis.
Clobetasol is a corticosteroid that should be applied only if medically prescribed. Exposure to it could cause skin irritation and may lead to endocrine problems.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by economic operators (to distributor): recall of the product from end users, removal of this product listing by the online marketplace.

Sources
Safety Gate: the EU rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products, Report 2022-02, European Commission, January 14, 2022

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