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Caro White Skin Lightening Lotion Poses Health Risks, NAFDAC Warns Nigerians

Nigerians have been cautioned against the dangers of using Caro White Skin Lightening Lotion following a recall initiated by the European Union due to safety concerns.

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) issued a public warning in response to the European Union’s recall of Caro White Skin Lightening Beauty Lotion. The recall was prompted by findings from the Rapid Alert System for Dangerous Non-Food Products (RAPEX), indicating that the lotion contained higher levels of kojic acid than considered safe.

According to a notification posted on the NAFDAC website, the concentration of Kojic Acid in Caro White exceeded the permitted level of 1% established by the EU Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS). This raised concerns about potential endocrine disruption and associated health risks with prolonged use, including altered development, increased cancer risk, thyroid issues, metabolic disorders, and cognitive impairments.

Despite not being listed in its database, NAFDAC issued a cautionary advisory and recommended several actions:

  1. Thoroughly checking the authenticity and condition of the product.
  2. Ceasing the sale or use of Caro White Skin Lightening Lotion if found.
  3. Surrendering any existing stock to the nearest NAFDAC office for proper disposal.

Additionally, reports from the United Kingdom revealed that Caro White Intensive Care Lightening Beauty Cream, sold on eBay, contained unsafe ingredients, including Clobetasol propionate and unlisted hydroquinone, both prohibited substances in cosmetics. Moreover, improper labeling and markings were noted, prompting eBay to remove the listing due to safety concerns. Authorities advised users to discontinue the use of the lotion immediately.

Consumers and healthcare professionals are urged to report any adverse effects associated with the use of Caro White products to NAFDAC for further investigation and regulatory action.

Efecha Gold
Efecha Gold
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