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.
Name: Crème clarifiante pieds mains coudes
• 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.
• Rapid Alert System - Weekly Reports, Report 39, European Commission, September 26, 2020