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

Alert number: A12/0015/18

Product:  Skin-lightening product

Name: Lightening Beauty Lotion

Batch number / Barcode:  8713887000088, Lot: L 16351A

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Cosmetics

Brand: BSQ / Caro bright+

Type / number of model:  Unknown

Risk type: Chemical
The product contains kojic acid (measured value: 2.7% by weight).
Kojic acid can induce skin sensitisation.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Regulation.

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Retailer)

Description:  Perfumed skin-lightening cream in plastic bottle, packed in cellophane.

Country of origin: Unknown

Alert submitted by: Germany

Products were found and measures were taken also in: The Netherlands