Friday, September 4, 2020Recalls of products (RAPEX)

Recall of product - September 4, 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 whitening cream containing mercury.

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Whitening product

Name: Aneeza Gold Beauty cream

Barcode: 1143723500026
Batch number: B # 27645-56

Country of origin: Pakistan
Notifying country: Sweden

Risk type: Chemical
The product contains mercury (measured value: 21.3 g/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): ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures.

Source
Rapid Alert System - Weekly Reports, Report 36, European Commission, September 4, 2020

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