CFDA Notification of 24 Batches of Disqualified Sunscreen Cosmetics (November and December) No. 182 and No. 196, 2017

On 13 November and 5 December, 2017, China’s Food and Drug Administration CFDA carried out two spot checks of sunscreen cosmetics and issued notifications of the results: notification of 20 batches of disqualified sunscreen cosmetics (No. 182 in November) and notification of 4 batches of disqualified sunscreen cosmetics (No. 196 in December). No. 182 indicates that, after inspected by Qinghai Provincial Drug Inspection and Testing Institute, General Technology Centre of Inspection and Quarantine of Ningxia Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau and Shandong Institute for Food and Drug Control, 20 batches of sunscreen cosmetics produced by 18 enterprises including Yangfeng (Shanghai) Biotech Co., Ltd and Guangzhou Homar Cosmetics Manufacturing Co., Ltd. are judged to be disqualified; and No. 196 indicates that, after inspected by Jiangxi Institute for Drug Control, Xizang Food and Drug Inspection Office, Shaanxi Institute for Food and Drug Control and Chongqing Institute for Food and Drug Control, 4 batches of sunscreen cosmetics produced by 3 enterprises including Guangzhou Qiaomei Cosmetics Co., Ltd., Guangzhou Chariano Commercial and Trading Co., Ltd. and Shenzhen Lantern Technology Group Ltd. are judged to be disqualified. Detailed information is revealed as follows:

According to notification No. 182, there are 18 enterprises involved and 20 batches of products are revealed to be disqualified. Among them, 10 batches of products produced by 8 enterprises are judged to be bogus products after on-site inspection by local provincial FDA and confirmed by the manufacturer. Please see table 1 for more details. According to notification No. 196, there are 3 enterprises involved and 4 batches of products are revealed to be disqualified. Shanghai and Guangdong FDA are currently examining the involved enterprises. CFDA commands all cosmetics companies to stop selling all products. Relevant provincial (municipality) FDA should urge related enterprises according to law to take steps like recall the products that are already on the market after examining, file and investigation, punish seriously according to law, and disclose relevant information in time. Products with only labelling that are not in accordance with regulations can be sold after the relevant manufacturers complete modifications in a limited time period ordered by FDAs. Regarding suspected bogus products, the local FDAs should deeply trace and investigate the supply channels of relevant enterprises, strike hard on the activity of producing and selling bogus and shoddy cosmetics, and transfer suspected crimes to the Public Security Department. Relevant provincial (municipality) FDA should report to CFDA about the investigation and results by 7 December (No. 182) and 29 December (No. 196), 2017. Further information on the affected products and companies is available at: http://www.cirs-reach.com/news-and-articles/CFDA-Notification-of-24-Batches-of-Disqualified-Sunscreen-Cosmetics-November-and-December-No-182-and-No-196-2017.html

CIRS, 7 December 2017 ; http://www.cirs-reach.com