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

Alert number: A12/1227/19

Product:  Skin-lightening product

Name: Caro bright+ Lemon

Batch number / Barcode:  L 16173; 8713887001474

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: 2.8% by weight).
Kojic acid can induce skin sensitisation and is not considered safe when used on large areas of skin.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics regulation.

Measures taken by economic operators: Destruction of the product (By: Retailer)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Retailer): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

Description:  Skin-lightening product: yellow-brown cream in a plastic jar packaged in cellophane.

Country of origin: Unknown

Alert submitted by: Germany