Skin lightening cream "Lightening beauty lotion

Recall published
2011-08-08
Brand
Product title
Skin lightening cream "Lightening beauty lotion with carrot oil"
Product description
White and orange plastic bottle with orange screw cap and orange characters. The packaging bears the list of ingredients and the following indications (among others): “CaroWhite Lotion is a formula rich in B-Carotene and vitamin A and E in order to make your skin light, manageable and satin-smooth [...] Contains hydroquinone. Keep out of reach of children.” (in Portuguese, French and English). Volume 500 ml.
Risk
The product poses a chemical risk as it contains hydroquinone, the use of which is prohibited by the Cosmetics Directive (76/768/EEC).
Measures taken
Batch number / barcode
Model number
Batch number 10B17201/16, manufacturing and expiration date (Fab: 07/01/2011
Exp: 07/01/2013). Bar code: 9 501101 372962.
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Chemical
Country of origin
Democratic Republic Of Congo
RAPEX Reference
0771/11
Risk level
Products with serious risks
Notifying country
Portugal

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