UNBS reiterates call against sell of cosmetics banned in Uganda

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) reiterates its call against sell of cosmetics banned in Uganda.

This follows routine inspections done by the UNBS officials from the market surveillance department who unearthed the sale of cosmetics containing Hydroquinone in Kyebando, a Kampala Suburb.

The sale of these cosmetics contravenes the Uganda Standard requirements of US EAS 377-2:2013  – Cosmetics and cosmetic products – Part 2: List of substances which cosmetic products must not contain except subject to the restrictions laid down.

The over 25kg of banned cosmetics worth 1.27 million shillings, include Beaution cream, Coco pulp oil, Coco pulp cream, Zero pimples, Clair men, Carolight cream, carolight oil, Carolight soap, Citrolight cream, Maxi Claire, Princess Claire, Miki Claire plus and substandard Johnson powder.

The cosmetics were seized from Madalu Beatrice’s Shop, Blessed Mini Supermarket, Mwebaza shop corner Supermarket, Mulungi Cosmetics Shop and Rebecca Walugembe’s Shop respectively.

The inspections also unearthed sale of expired Cadbury Drinking chocolate and Cadbury Drinking cocoa beverages at Barbra Akiiki’s Shop, other expired products got during the inspection are expired Sadolin Budget Gloss, Sadolin Budget Clear Vanish, Basco Perma Gloss Enamel, Rainbow Regal Gloss, and Sadolin High Gloss Enamel Paints which were found at JJM Hardware in Kyebando.

The public is urged to be vigilant when buying goods for consumption; look out for the expiry date, ingredients, manufacturer’s address and contacts and packaging of all products should be intact and well-sealed.

The Uganda National Bureau of Standards continues to perform its mandate of developing, promoting and enforcing standards in protection of public health and safety, and the environment against dangerous and sub-standard products.