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Romford shop recalls skin cream containing banned substance which may cause liver problems

Cllr Kelly said buyers would get a full refund if they returned the cream to the High Street shop Cllr Kelly said buyers would get a full refund if they returned the cream to the High Street shop

Saturday, January 4, 2014
9:00 AM

A Romford shop has issued a recall notice for a skin cream which has been found to contain a banned substance.

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Skin Light Cream products were sold by Romford Hair and Beauty in High Street.

Safety checks by Havering Council on a tub of the cream has shown that it contains hydroquinone, which can cause skin and liver problems.

Customers are advised to return the cream to the shop to get a full refund.

The problems came to light following a joint project with councils from across north east London. Havering cabinet member for public protection, Cllr Lesley Kelly, said: “There will be no quibble and the shop can give you advice on other safer products that may be available.”

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