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Public Alert No. 0033/2022 – European Rapid Alert System For Dangerous Non-Food Products (RAPEX) Banned Cosmetic Product, Placentyne Hair Lotion

May 26, 2022,

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC)has received safety information from European Rapid Alert System for dangerous non food products (RAPEX) that a cosmetic product, Placentyne Hair Lotion has been banned for containing a mixture of preservatives Methylchloroisothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone (MCI and MI) which are forbidden in leave-on cosmetics.

The product is sold in a 12ampoules x 10ml cardboard box manufactured by an Italian company, Linea Italiana di Benazzi Anna & SAS with a barcode No.  8029550000126

Methylchloroisothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone (MCI and MI) are common preservatives are found in many liquids personal care products, and have been linked to lung toxicity, allergic reactions and possible neurotoxicity.

Both chemicals inhibit bacterial growth in cosmetic products on their own, but they are most commonly used as a mixture in products.


Placentyne Hair Lotion Linea Italiana di Benazzi Anna & SAS 12ampoules x 10ml 8029550000126





NAFDAC implores importers, distributors, retailers, healthcare providers and consumers to immediately stop importation, distribution, sale and use of Placentyne Hair Lotion 12ampoules x 10ml by Linea Italiana di Benazzi Anna & SAS

Members of the public in possession of the recalled lots of the product are implored to discontinue sale or use and handover stock to the nearest NAFDAC office.

NAFDAC encourages healthcare professionals, consumers and patients to report adverse events related to the use of this product to the nearest NAFDAC office, NAFDAC PRASCOR (20543 TOLLS FREE from all networks) or via pharmacovigilance@nafdac.gov.ng or via the NAFDAC ADR e-Reporting platform available at www.nafdac.gov.ng

NAFDAC……..Customer-focused, Agency-minded!!!

Signed Management

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