The Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX)

Alert number: 1070/08

Product:  Skin lightening lotion with shea butter


Batch number / Barcode: 

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Cosmetics


Type / number of model:  Batch 080303-2, EXP 03/10, Net Wt. 227 gm, EAN737192201686 Lot 070706-2, best before date 07/09

Risk type: Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains more than 2% of hydroquinone, which can endanger human health as a result of frequent and prolonged use.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Directive 76/768/EEC.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

Description:  The product is packed in a folding box marked "Complexion Clarifying". The bottle is made of opaque, white plastic with a white plastic screw cap.

Country of origin: United States

Alert submitted by: Austria