Skin lightening product "Caro White - Lightening beauty lotion

Recall published
2011-10-24
Brand
Product title
Skin lightening product "Caro White - Lightening beauty lotion with carrot oil - 300 ml "
Product description
White and orange plastic bottle with orange screw cap and orange characters. The packaging bears the list of ingredients and the indications: “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 300 ml.
Risk
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 taken
Batch number / barcode
Model number
- Batch number: 10A17302/23, manufacturing and expiration date (F: 11/01/11
E: 11/01/13)
- Batch number 10A17375/19, manufacturing and expiration date (F: 12/01/11
E: 12/01/13).
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Chemical
Country of origin
Congo
RAPEX Reference
1201/11
Risk level
Products with serious risks
Notifying country
Portugal

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