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Recall of product - March 12, 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 creams containing ingredients prohibited in cosmetics.

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lightening cream

Brand: Light & Natural Carotone™
Name: Brightening Cream

Barcode: 6182000101667
Batch number: 1000046

Country of origin: Ivory Coast
Notifying country: Germany

Risk type: chemical
The product contains clobetasol propionate (measured value: 0.0044% by weight). 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.
Furthermore, the product contains hydroquinone (measured value: 3.64% 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 retailor): stop of sales, destruction of the product, recall of the product from end users.

Lightening cream

Brand: Gold Skin
Name: Lait Clarifiant à la Bave D‘Escargot

Barcode: 61811003215
Batch number: L1022

Country of origin: Ivory Coast
Notifying country: Allemagne

Risk type: chemical
The product contains clobetasol propionate (measured value: 0.021% by weight). Clobetasol propionate 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 public authorities (to retailer): recall of the product from end users, top of sales.

Lightening cream

Brand: Crème Diana
Name: Crème C.T.R. Diana Améliore l’aspect des traces de taches de Rousseur et d‘acné

Barcode: 5280080004166
Batch number: 191102

Country of origin: Lebanon
Notifying country: Germany

Risk type: chemical
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains mercury (measured value: 1209 mg/kg). Mercury accumulates in the body and can damage the kidneys, brain and nervous system.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to retailer): ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, warning consumers of the risks.

Lightening cream

Brand: Caro light
Name: Intensive Care Lightening Beauty Cream with carrot oil

Barcode: 9501101371033
Batch number: L92243

Country of origin: Congo
Notifying country: Germany

Risk type: chemical
The product contains clobetasol propionate (measured value: 0.044% by weight). Clobetasol propionate 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 retailer): recall of the product from end users, stop of sales, destruction of the product.

Lightening cream

Brand: Bronz Tone Maxi Tone
Name: Vanishing Cream, Cocoa Butter & Honey extracts

Barcode: 6181100248302
Batch number: 1010219

Country of origin: Ivory Coast
Notifying country: Germany

Risk type: chemical
The product contains clobetasol propionate (measured value: 0.0062% by weight). Clobetasol propionate 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 taken by economic operators (to retailer): stop of sales, recall of the product from end users.

Lightening cream

Brand: Roop Rang
Name: Chandni Whitening Cream, Removes Acne, Wrinkles Pimples, Dark Spots & Dark Circles

Barcode: 0639072227208

Country of origin: Pakistan
Notifying country: Germany

Risk type: chemical
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains mercury (measured value: 2339 mg/kg). Mercury accumulates in the body and can damage the kidneys, brain and nervous system.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to retailer): ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, warning consumers of the risks.

Lightening cream

Brand: Crème Diana
Name: Crème C.T.R. Diana Contre Les Taches De Rousseur

Barcode: 5280080004005
Batch number: 181121

Country of origin: Lebanon
Notifying country: Germany

Risk type: chemical
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains mercury (measured value: 1125 mg/kg). Mercury accumulates in the body and can damage the kidneys, brain and nervous system.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to retailer): ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, recall of the product from end users, warning consumers of the risks.

Source
Safety Gate: Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products - most recent alerts, Report 10, European Commission, March 12, 2021

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