The following notice has been issued by the European Commission:

Alert number
A12/00269/20

Category
Cosmetics

Product
Skin lightening product

Brand
White Express

Name
Lait éclaricissant – extra whitening lotion

Type / number of model
Unknown

Barcode
3700607904004

Batch number
U53

Risk type
Chemical

The product contains hydroquinone (measured value: 3.9%). 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: importer)
Import rejected at border

Description
Skin lightening cream.

Packaging description
Packaged in a white plastic bottle, and shrinkwrapped. Net 500 ml.

Country of origin
Congo

Alert submitted by
United Kingdom

Type of alert
Serious

White Express

Source

Recall: White Express – Lait éclaricissant – extra whitening lotion

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