Safety Gate: Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products - Weekly Report
Report 2 ( Published on: 18/01/2013)
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 (By: Other)
Description: White cardboard packaging containing whitening cream in a white plastic pot.
Country of origin: Pakistan
Alert submitted by: United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
Year - Week: 2013 - 2