The following notice has been issued by the European Commission:

Alert number
A12/00270/20

Category
Cosmetics

Product
Skin lightening cream

Brand
Caro Light

Name
Lightening Beauty Cream

Type / number of model
Unknown

Barcode
9501101370579

Batch number
L:11A03113

Risk type
Chemical

The product contains hydroquinone (measured value: 4.5% by weight). Hydroquinone can cause skin irritation and dermatitis and might also induce cancer. The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: other)
Import rejected at border

Description
Skin lightening cream

Packaging description
Orange plastic tub.

Country of origin
Congo

Alert submitted by
United Kingdom

Type of alert
Serious

Caro Light

Source

Recall: Caro Light – Lightening Beauty Cream

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