NAFDAC Alerts Public on European Recall of ‘Caro White’ Cream


NAFDAC recently issued a warning regarding the popular skin-lightening cream, ‘Caro White’, after Europe initiated a recall due to concerns over its potential health risks. This cream, which has gained popularity among individuals seeking to lighten their skin tone, contains high levels of hydroquinone and high Kojic Acid; both known to have harmful effects on the skin and overall health.

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The public was informed by NAFDAC that the lotion’s high Kojic Acid content may have endocrine-disrupting effects. The organization gave retailers, importers, distributors, and customers advice on how to handle the goods carefully and attentively.

Even though the product is not listed in its database, NAFDAC advised anyone in possession of it to stop selling or using it and turn in any leftover inventory to the NAFDAC office that is closest to them. Healthcare providers and consumers are urged to notify the closest NAFDAC office of any adverse occurrences they may have encountered while using the product.

“The product authenticity and physical condition should be carefully checked. Members of the public in possession of the product should discontinue the sale or use and submit stock to the nearest NAFDAC office.”

As reported by Channels Television, five of the United Kingdom stores discovered that Caro White Intensive Care Lightening Beauty Cream, sold via eBay, posed a serious chemical risk to consumers.

This was following an analysis conducted on the 7th of July 2023. The cream was found to contain 422mg/kg (0.042% w/w) clobetasol propionate, a substance prohibited in cosmetic products.

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