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Update on OPSS product safety alerts and reports of cosmetic products posing a risk to the health and safety of consumers.
Market surveillance authorities, including the Office for Product Safety and Standards and Local Authority Trading Standards, have responsibility for regulating product safety in the UK. The Product Safety Alerts, Reports and Recalls area is used by UK market surveillance authorities to notify unsafe and noncompliant products, including those that present a risk to the health and safety of consumers. The online system serves as a single rapid alert system for dangerous consumer products. Weekly reports are issued on the website. The weekly reports only cover non-food consumer products; therefore, they do not cover food and drink, vehicles, or medicines and medical devices.
Unsafe products that pose a risk to the health and safety of consumers may be recalled.
CTPA regularly checks the notifications made via the rapid alert system website. For information, below are recent notifications made.
Skin lightening creams, lotion, and oil with chemical risk as they contain hydroquinone. The products have been removed from the online marketplace.
Skin lightening cream with chemical risk as it contains clobetasol propionate. The product has been removed from the online marketplace.