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

Alert number: A12/0501/18

Product:  Skin lightening cream

Name: Whitening Body Lotion

Batch number / Barcode:  005474

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Cosmetics

Brand: Clinic Clear

Type / number of model:  Unknown

Risk type: Chemical
The product contains hydroquinone (measured value 3.1% by weight).
Hydroquinone can cause skin irritation and dermatitis.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Destruction of the product

Description:  Skin lightening cream in a plastic bottle with adhesive labels and plastic screw top.

Country of origin: Togo

Alert submitted by: Germany

Products were found and measures were taken also in: Ireland