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

Alert number: A12/0875/12

Product:  Skin lightening product "Caro white Lightening beauty soap with carrot oil, 100 g"

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Batch number / Barcode:  9 501101 373075

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Cosmetics

Brand: Angel Cosmetics

Type / number of model:  Manufacturing and expiration dates: F: 06/11; E: 06/13.

Risk type: Chemical
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains the ingredient hydroquinone, as declared on the label, the use of which is prohibited in cosmetics and personal hygiene products.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetics directive 76/768/EEC.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected by the customs authorities.

Description:  White and orange cardbox. The packaging bears the list of ingredients and the indications “Contains Hydroquinone. Keep out of reach of children” (in Portuguese, French and English). Volume 100 g.

Country of origin: Democratic Republic Of Congo

Alert submitted by: Portugal