Friday, September 25, 2020Recalls of products (RAPEX)

Recall of product - September 25, 2020

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You may have them in your cupboards. Maybe, you use them, still. Beware: they are dangerous, illegal, harmful… and are the subject of a recall or ban by the European sanitary authorities. Underneath, you may find all the cosmetic products targeted by the RAPEX alert system this week: a skin lightening product containing a corticosteroid forbidden in cosmetics.

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Whitening cream

Brand: Makari
Name: Crème clarifiante pieds mains coudes

Barcode: 21818

Country of origin: Burkina Faso
Notifying country: France

Risk type: chemical
The product contains clobetasol propionate (measured value: 0,1% 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.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by economic operators (to importer): Removal of this product listing by the online marketplace.

Source
Rapid Alert System - Weekly Reports, Report 39, European Commission, September 26, 2020

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