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HEALTH ALERT: Moisturising Cream Removed From Shelves

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A Moisturising Cream Has Been Recalled Over Fears It Contains A Prohibited Substance

The Spanish Agency of Medicines and Medical Devices (AEMPS), under the Ministry of Health, has ordered the cessation of commercialization and the withdrawal from the market of certain batches of the Nuky Soft moisturising cream (image below) for containing butylphenyl methylpropional, also known as Lilial, whose use is prohibited in cosmetic products.

According to Facua, the affected batches are 211125, 211001, 210726. The warning has been notified by the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Products Control Service of Catalonia. The company marketing the affected batches is Arom SA.

Since March 1, 2022, it has been prohibited to market cosmetic products within the European Union that contain butylphenyl methylpropional, an allergenic fragrance that is part of the CMR (Carcinogenic, Mutagenic, or Toxic to Reproduction) substances group, which includes “all those that have been classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, or toxic to reproduction,” as reported by OCU. Currently, this ingredient can still be used (subject to restrictions) in cosmetics marketed in Great Britain.

Consumers in Spain are advised to stop using the cream and furthermore, retail establishments have been requested to remove the product from their shelves.

If you have any question related to this health alert, you can send an email to controlfarmaceutic.salut@gencat.cat, indicating in the subject of the email the reference, brand and commercial name of the affected product, which is Nuky Crema Hidrante.


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