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.
Name: Aneeza Gold Beauty cream
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.
• Rapid Alert System - Weekly Reports, Report 36, European Commission, September 4, 2020