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

Alert number: A12/1136/17

Product:  Skin-lightening cream

Name: Lightening Beauty Cream

Batch number / Barcode:  6181100530049; C1/39879-A

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Cosmetics

Brand: Caro white

Type / number of model:  Unknown

Risk type: Chemical
The product contains hydroquinone (measured value: 4.1% by weight). Hydroquinone can cause skin irritation and dermatitis.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures taken by economic operators: Acceptance refused by owner  (By: Importer)

Description:  Skin lightening cream in an orange-coloured plastic jar of 500 ml with screw top and label.

Country of origin: Ivory Coast

Alert submitted by: Germany