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April 5, 2019Recalls of products (RAPEX)

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Recall of product

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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Skin lightening product

Brand: Bio Claire
Name: Lightening body cream without hydroquinone

Type: D244305, Natural Bio-Vélégtal Activator
Barcode: 6181100231199

Country of origin: Ivory Coast
Notifying country: France

Danger : the product contains clobetasol propionate (measured concentration 0.01 % by weight), which is forbidden in cosmetics.
Clobetasol is a corticosteroid that should be applied only if medically prescribed.
Exposure to it could cause skin irritation and may lead to reproductive and endocrine problems.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures taken by economic operators: recall of the product from end users, withdrawal of the product from the market (by retailer).

Source
Rapid Alert System - Weekly Reports, Rapport 14, European Commission, 05/04/2019.

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