The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns the public from purchasing and using the following unauthorized and adulterated cosmetic products, which tested positive for the presence of LEAD, as reported in the ASEAN Post-Marketing Alert System (PMAS). The table below indicates the particulars of the unauthorized and adulterated cosmetic products:
1. HUXIABEAUTY LIPSTICK LABIAL EFECTO MATE 2 IN 1
2. ANYLADY ORANGE JUICE GORGEOUS COLORS! EYESHADOW MAKE-UP – 02
3. ANYLADY SODA POP GORGEOUS COLORS! EYESHADOW MAKE-UP – 03
4. MAX GIRL NEW PALETTE ARTISTIC EYESHADOW
5. HLR SMOOTH EYESHADOW PALETTE 12 COLORS
6. VOLIKO LIPSTICK; 02, 04, 08
7. KISS BEAUTY BLUSH FRUIT SERIES 3#
8. HASAYA GIRL BLUSH ALOE VERA 99%
The aforementioned products have been tested by the Department of Food and Drug Administration, Myanmar as part of their post-marketing surveillance activities and results of the laboratory analyses show that these products are not compliant with the technical standards set forth by the ACD.
Potential hazards may come from ingredients that are not allowed to be part of a cosmetic product as listed in the Annex II, Part I of the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive (ACD), and from the contamination of heavy metals such as Lead (Pb). Lead (Pb) exposure may cause anemia, hypertension, renal impairment, immunotoxicity and toxicity to the reproductive organs.
In light of the foregoing, the public is advised not to purchase the aforementioned unauthorized and adulterated products. Moreover, the public is advised to always check if a cosmetic product is notified with the FDA. The FDA website (www.fda.gov.ph) has a Search feature which may be used by typing in the name of the product before purchasing.
All concerned establishments are warned not to distribute unauthorized and adulterated cosmetic products.
All FDA Regional Field Offices and Regulatory Enforcement Units, in coordination with law enforcement agencies and Local Government Units, are requested to ensure that violative products are not sold or made available in the market or areas of jurisdiction.
Kindly contact the FDA Center for Cosmetics Regulation and Research through e-mail at [email protected], or call (02) 8857-1900 loc. 8113 or 8107.
To report any sale or distribution of the afore-mentioned cosmetic product, the online reporting facility, eReport can be accessed at www.fda.gov.ph/ereport.
Dissemination of this advisory to all concerned is hereby requested.