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Public Alert No. 005/2021 – Malaysian Health Ministry Bans Some Cosmetic Products

March 24, 2021,

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control has received information that the National Pharmaceutical Regulatory Agency (NPRA) of the Malaysian Health Ministry has named some cosmetic products that have been found to contain prohibited substances, including unauthorized scheduled poisons in cosmetic products. The Products listed below are no longer allowed to be imported/ manufactured/ distributed and sold in Malaysia.

The use of cosmetic products that are falsely mixed with chemicals can cause serious adverse effects to health.

Product details

The banned cosmetic products and the prohibited substances they contain are as follows:

S/N Product name Detected Scheduled Poisons
1.        Beauty Sleep Treatment Cream Hydroquinone and Tretinoin
2.       Beauty Sleep Nite Cream Mercury
3.       Wool Radiance Night Cream Hydroquinone
4.      Oxy Cream By Viprolabs Clotrimazole
5.       Zuya Skincare Night Treatment A Cream Mercury
6.      FS Turmeric Cream Mercury and Betamethasone 17-valerate

Members of the public in possession of the affected products are implored to discontinue use and submit stock to the nearest NAFDAC office.

NAFDAC implores distributors, retailers to exercise caution and vigilance to avoid the distribution and sale of the affected products.

Consumers are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the nearest NAFDAC office, NAFDAC PRASCOR (20543 TOLL FREE from all networks), via pharmacovigilance@nafdac.gov.ng or via the NAFDAC ADR e-Reporting platform available at www.nafdac.gov.ng

NAFDAC……… Safeguarding the health of the Nation!!!

Signed Management

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