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

Alert number: A12/1402/17

Product:  Skin lightening cream

Name: Lightening Milk

Batch number / Barcode:  0 9886490065 9 / S170197170171

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Cosmetics

Brand: P Pr. Francoise Bedon Paris

Type / number of model:  Unknown

Risk type: Chemical
The product contains hydroquinone (measured value: 5.15% by weight). Hydroquinone can cause skin irritation and dermatitis.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

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

Description:  Skin lightening cream in a 500ml white plastic bottle with a silver cap.

Country of origin: Unknown

Alert submitted by: Germany

Products were found and measures were taken also in: France, Ireland