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Recall of product - July 16, 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: face creams creams containing mercury.

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Anti blemish cream

Brand: Aqsa Cosmetics
Name: Thai Beauty Cream for Night Use

Barcode: 9781855682986

Country of origin: Sweden
Notifying country: Pakistan

Risk type: chemical
The product contains mercury (measured value: 10900 mg/kg). Mercury accumulates in the body and can damage the kidneys, brain and nervous system. Additionally, it may affect reproduction and the unborn child.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

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

Whitening cream

Brand: Sheesha
Name: Sheesha Beauty Cream

Country of origin: Sweden
Notifying country: Pakistan

Risk type: chemical
The product contains mercury (measured value: 12600 mg/kg). Mercury accumulates in the body and can damage the kidneys, brain and nervous system. Additionally, it may affect reproduction and the unborn child.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

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

Source
Safety Gate: the EU rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products, Report 2020-28, European Commission, July 16, 2021

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