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FDA Advisory No. 2013-017 || FDA Recalls Kanebo Skin Whitening Products Containing 4HPB (4-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-2-butanol) or Rhododenol

FDA RECALLS KANEBO SKIN WHITENING PRODUCTS CONTANING 4HPB (4-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-2-butanol) OR RHODODENOL

In response to the skin whitening products that were voluntarily recalled by Kanebo Cosmetics Inc., Lissage Ltd. and E’quipe, Ltd. in Japan and from all over Asia, including Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Vietnam on July 4, 2013, the Philippine FDA hereby recalls all products that were issued FDA market authorization and to ban other products manufactured by Kanebo that contain 4HPB [4-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-2-butanol] or Rhododenol, a substance contained in the skin whitening or brightening products that was developed by Kanebo and have been reported or implicated to cause white blotches and uneven coloring of the skin. 

The recalled Kanebo products with the different variance are as follows: 

1.  Kanebo BLANCHIR SUPERIOR:

  • White Deep Clear Conditioner (all 7 items)
  • White Deep Milky Conditioner (all 3 items)
  • White Deep Night Conditioner (all 4 items)
  • White Deep Mask
  • White Deep UV Day Protector

2. SUISAI:

  • Whitening Essence

3. TWANY:

  • Esthetude White Lotion (all 6 items)
  • Esthetude White UV Protect Serum
  • Esthetude White Clear Tight Mask
  • Century The Lotion (all 2 items)

4. IMPRESS:

  • IC White Lotion (all 2 items)
  • IC White Emulsion (all 2 items)
  • IC White Fit Mask 3D
  • Granmula Lotion

5. AQUALEAF

  • MCT Whitening Essence

6. LISSAGE brands

  • White Skin Maintenizer (all 8 items)
  • White Whitening Repair Cream
  • White Trial Set (all 4 items)
  • Beauté Circu Lead a

7. E’quipe brands RMK:

  • Skintuner Brightening (both 2 items)
  • Intensive Brightening Essence

8. SUQQU:

  • Whitening Repair Essence
  • Whitening Lotion
  • Whitening Barrier Emulsion
Attachments:
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