Public Alert No. 009/2023 – Alert on the Recall of Face and Beard Barber Shop Intesa Aftershave due to Butyphenyl Methylpropional (BMHCA)
March 28, 2023,
The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) is notifying the public of the recall of Face and Beard Barber Shop Intesa Aftershave the EU.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation as it is said to contain Butyphenyl Methylpropional (BMHCA) which is prohibited in cosmetic products due its risk of harming the reproductive system, causing harm to the health of an unborn child and may cause skin sensitization. As a result, a ban on the marketing of the product has been placed by some regulatory and public authorities, in the EU.
The details of the product are as follows;
Product Name: Face and Beard Barber Shop Intesa Aftershave
Product Brand: INTESA
Product Manufacturer: Intesa Pour Homme, Italy.
Type /Number of model: 192800
Although the product is not in NAFDAC database, importers, distributors, retailers and consumers are advised to exercise caution and vigilance within the supply chain to avoid the importation, distribution, sale and use of the above mentioned product. The product authenticity and physical condition should be carefully checked. Members of the public in possession of the product should discontinue sale or use and submit stock to the nearest NAFDAC office.
Healthcare professionals and consumers are encouraged to report adverse events experienced with the use of the product to the nearest NAFDAC office, via firstname.lastname@example.org, E-reporting platforms available at www.nafdac.gov.ng or via the Med- safety application for download on android and IOS stores.