Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 2 (Published on: 18/01/2013)

Weekly overview report Serious risk

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Alert number: A12/0058/13       
Category: Cosmetics
Product: Skin-lightening product
Brand: H Pharmacy
Name: Goree Whitening Cream
Type / number of model: Unknown
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
Risk type: Chemical
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains a mercury compound (9870mg/kg) as a skin-lightening substance.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market

Description: White cardboard packaging containing whitening cream in a white plastic pot.
Country of origin: Pakistan
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Risk level: Serious
Year - Week:  2013 - 2