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Friday, September 23, 2022Recalls of products

Recall of products - 23 September 2022

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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: a whitening cream that contains mercury.

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Whitening cream

Brand: AQSA Cosmetics
Name: Shivanya Beauty Cream

Country of origin : Pakistan
Notifying country : Sweden

Risk type: chemical
The product contains mercury (measured value: 1,3% by weight).
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.

Safety Gate: the EU rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products, Report 2022-38, European Commission, 23 September 2022

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