Safety Gate: Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products - Weekly Report

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

Weekly report Products with serious risks 

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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
Type of alert: Serious
Year - Week:  2013 - 2