NAFDAC raises alarm over banned European cosmetic product, Placentyne Hair Lotion in Nigeria

Written by on June 27, 2022

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) says it received safety information from the European Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products (RAPEX) that a cosmetic product, Placentyne Hair Lotion, has been banned.

This disclosure is contained in a public issued by the management of the agency.

The alert states that the product is said to contain a mixture of preservatives Methylchloroisothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone (MCI and MI) which are forbidden in leave-on cosmetics.

NAFDAC in the statement asked importers, distributors, retailers, healthcare providers and consumers to stop importation, distribution, sale and use of the product.

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