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.
Skin lightening product
Name: Lightening Body Lotion
Batch number: F 12.18 E:12.20 (IC), L221
• Notifying country: Ireland
Risk type: chemical
The product contains clobetasol propionate (measured value: 0.06 % by weight), which is a corticosteroid that requires medical prescription. Exposure to it could cause skin irritation and may lead to endocrine problems.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
Measures taken by economic operators: withdrawal of the product from the market (by retailer)
• Rapid Alert System - Weekly Reports, Report 13, European Commission, April 3, 2020