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Jan. 10, 2020Recalls of products (RAPEX)

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Recall of products - January 10, 2020

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: skin lifhtening products containing prohibited ingredients (mercury and hydroquinone).

Reading time : ~ 13 minutes

Skin lightening product

Brand: Golden Pearl
Name: Beauty cream

Barcode: 9240548109914

Country of origin: Pakistan
Notifying country: Norway

Risk type: chemical
The product contains mercury (measured value: 3.3 mg/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 taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

Skin lightening product

Brand: Carotone
Name: Black Spot Corrector

Barcode: 6182000104309

Country of origin: Ivory Coast
Notifying country: Norway

Risk type: chemical
The product contains mercury (measured value: 932 mg/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 taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

Skin lightening product

Brand: Fair & White
Name: Ultra moisturising body cream

Barcode: 877917005486

Country of origin: France
Notifying country: Norway

Risk type: chemical
The product contains mercury (measured value: 668 mg/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 taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

Skin lightening product

Brand: Fair & White Fair & White
Name: Creme Power C - Exclusive Whitenizer

Barcode: 877917005356

Country of origin: France
Notifying country: Norway

Risk type: chemical
The product contains mercury (measured value: 1.3 mg/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 taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

Skin lightening product

Brand: Nature Secrete
Name: Lightening Serum Anti-Ageing

Barcode: 6186000128518

Country of origin: France
Notifying country: Norway

Risk type: chemical
The product contains mercury (measured value: 0.3 mg/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 taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

Skin lightening product

Brand: Daggett & Ramsdell
Name: Knee & elbow lightening cream

Barcode: 021959205124

Country of origin: United States
Notifying country: Norway

Risk type: chemical
The product contains mercury (measured value: 2.5 mg/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 taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

Skin lightening product

Brand: Perfect White
Name: Lightening beauty cream

Barcode: 181100530391

Country of origin: Ivory Coast
Notifying country: Norway

Risk type: chemical
The product contains betamethasone (measured value: 1.93 mg/kg)..
Betamethasone 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: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

Skin lightening product

Brand: O’Tentika
Name: Fade out cream

Barcode: 7640149080476

Country of origin: Italy
Notifying country: Norway

Risk type: chemical
The product contains mercury (measured value: 0.4 mg/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 taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

Skin lightening product

Brand: Fair & Lovely
Name: Advanced multi vitamin

Barcode: 8901030649912

Country of origin: India
Notifying country: Norway

Risk type: chemical
The product contains mercury (measured value: 0.1 mg/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 taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

Skin lightening product

Brand: Fair & Lovely
Name: Brightening moisturising solution

Barcode: 8901030561856

Country of origin: India
Notifying country: Norway

Risk type: chemical
The product contains hydroquinone (measured value: 0.01%).
Hydroquinone can cause skin irritation and dermatitis.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

Skin lightening product

Brand: Fair & White
Name: Exfoliating Soap

Barcode: 877917005608 

Country of origin: France
Notifying country: Norway

Risk type: chemical
The product contains mercury (measured value: 0.2 mg/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 taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

Skin lightening product

Brand: GC, Golden Care
Name: Extra whitening cream with fruit extracts

Barcode: 6527242266284

Country of origin: Unknown
Notifying country: Norway

Risk type: chemical
The product contains mercury (measured value: 4500 mg/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 taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

Skin lightening product

Brand: Fair & White
Name: Body Lotion with AHA

Barcode: 87791700546

Country of origin: France
Notifying country: Norway

Risk type: chemical
The product contains mercury (measured value: 1 mg/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 taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

Skin lightening product

Brand: V.I.P
Name: Face beauty cream

Barcode: 03332258193

Country of origin: Pakistan
Notifying country: Norway

Risk type: chemical
The product contains mercury (measured value: 157 mg/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 taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

Skin lightening product

Brand: New Face
Name: Whitening cream

Barcode: 7111906532137

Country of origin: Unknown
Notifying country: Norway

Risk type: chemical
The product contains mercury (measured value: 25400 mg/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 taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

Skin lightening product

Brand: Fair One
Name: Natural fairness cream

Barcode: 8342740014452

Country of origin: India
Notifying country: Norway

Risk type: chemical
The product contains mercury (measured value: 1.7 mg/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 taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

Skin lightening product

Brand: Seven herbal
Name: Ubtan

Barcode: 8964000932032, 8964008371985

Country of origin: Pakistan
Notifying country: Norway

Risk type: chemical
The product contains mercury (measured value: 5.4 mg/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 taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

Skin lightening product

Brand: Diana
Name: Creme C.T.R.

Barcode: 5280080004005

Country of origin: Lebanon
Notifying country: Norway

Risk type: chemical
The product contains mercury (measured value: 13600 mg/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 taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

Skin lightening product

Brand: So Clair
Name: Skin whitening & ligthening soap - Clarifying Toning Soap

Barcode: 8904069355884

Country of origin: Unknown
Notifying country: Norway

Risk type: chemical
The product contains mercury (measured value: 1.9 mg/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 taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

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