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

Alert number: A12/00090/19

Product:  Skin lightening product

Name: Whitening cream

Barcode:  7111906532137
Batch number:  306749, Mfg. Date: 15-02-2017 Exp. Date: 15-02-2019

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Cosmetics

Brand: New Face

Type / number of model:  Trade mark: 306749

Counterfeit: UNKNOWN

Risk type: Chemical
The product contains mercury (measured value: 25400 mg/kg). / Mercury accumulates in the body and can damage the kidneys, brain and nervous system. Additionally, it may affect reproduction and the unborn child. The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

Description:  <Skin whitening cream sold in a small pink plastic jar.

Packaging description:  The product is sold in a white cardboard box with purple labels, picture of a woman's face.

Country of origin: Unknown

Alert submitted by: Norway