Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

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

 
Weekly 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 (By: Other)

 
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