FDA releases list of 41 harmful cosmetic products in Ghana

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The Food and Drug Authority (FDA) has released a total of 41 cosmetic products which are said to be harmful for use.

It has thus warned the public against using these products which it says contain harmful substances including mercury, hydroquinone and steroids.

The FDA has also directed the producers of these products, some very popular, to recall them from the market with immediate effect.

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According to a statement released by the FDA, side effects of using these products are many and they include permanent neurological damage in children (pre—natal and neo-natal, kidney toxicity, fertility problems, birth defects, gastrointestinal toxicity, liver toxicity, skin infections, skin cancer and hyperpigmentation/Ochronosis”.

These products are said to violate the Standards Authority Act, 1973 (N.R.C.D.1 173) as well as sections 111 (c) and 113 (b) of the Public Health Act, 2012, Act 851, according to a report sighted by AtinkaNews on Graphiconline.com.

The companies whose products contain these substances (mercury, hydroquinone and steroids) have been directed to initiate an immediate recall of their products from the market as they pose a potential health risk,” the FDA said in a statement.

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Some of these popular products are Perfect White Beauty Lotion (Clobetasol, Hydroquinone), Day By Day Men Perfect Body Lotion (Betamethasone), Ahoofs Foundation Body Cream (Mercury, Hydroquinone), Fair & White, So White Skin Perfector Brightening and Moisturizing Body Milk (Hydroquinone), and Maxi Light.

Please find the total list and the companies which produce them below:

DIMD Limited

1. Perfect White Beauty Lotion (Clobetasol, Hydroquinone)

2. Day By Day Men Perfect Body Lotion (Betamethasone)

Banare Limited

1. Ahoofs Foundation Body Cream (Mercury, Hydroquinone)

France Mod Limited

1. Fair & White So White Skin Perfector Brightening and Moisturizing Body Milk (Hydroquinone)

 

IVO Ghana Limited

1. Zoe Peau Sublime Beauty Lotion (BN:AF50.04000002.09:15) (Mercury, Betamethasone, Hydroquinone

2. Zoe Peau Sublime Beauty Lotion (BN: not stated) (Mercury, Betamethasone, Hydroquinone)Body Clear Lightening Lotion (BN: not stated) (Mercury, Hydroquinone)

4. Zoe Peau Sublime Face Corrective Cream (BN: not stated) (Mercury, Clobetasol, Betamethasone)

5. Body Fashion Body Milk (BN: not stated) (Mercury, Hydroquinone)

6. HT7 Hyprogel Body Lotion (BN: not stated) (Betamethasone)

7. Beauty Clinic Whitening Lotion (BN: AF51.0500 0001) (Mercury, Hydroquinone)

Magic Dodo Ltd

1. Dodo Beauty Lightening Lotion (BN: 006114) (Mercury, Hydroquinone)

2. Marie France Skin Care (BN: 006045) (Mercury, Betamethasone, Hydroquinone

Paradise Cosmetics Limited

1. Bioskin Lightening Body Lotion (BN: 750) (Hydroquinone, Clobetasol)

2. Bioskin Lightening Body Lotion (BN: 847) (Clobetasol, Hydroquinone)

3. Clair—Liss Genial Lightening Body Cream (BN: 39834) (Clobetasol, Hydroquinone)

4. Clair—Liss Genial Lightening Body Cream (9816) (Clobetasol, Hydroquinone)

5. Sivoclair Lightening Body Lotion (BN-3560) (Clobetasol, Hydroquinone)

6. Goldskin Clarifying Body Lotion with Argan Oil (BN: 740) (Clobetasol, Hydroquinone)

7. Goldskin Fast Action Cream with Argan Oil (BN: 607025) (Clobetasol)

8. Peau Claire Lightening Body Cream (BN: 3926) (Clobetasol, Hydroquinone)

9. Biocarrot Lightening Body Lotion (BN: 167) (Clobetasol, Hydroquinone) Stopover

JRA Enterprise

1. RA Foundation Body Cream (Mercury, Hydroquinone)

Universal Basic Company Limited

1. Tendrina Special Hand and Body Complexion Lotion (BN: 139) (Betamethasone)

2. Tendrina Complexion Cream (BN: CT 4003) (Betamethasone)

3. Tendrina Hand and Body Complexion Lotion (BN: not legible) (Betamethasone)

4. TC 35 Clear Complexion Milk (BN: 14352) (Betamethasone)

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