NAFDAC warns Nigerians about EU ban on Dex Soap

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has issued a warning to Nigerians about the European Union’s ban on Dex Luxury Bar Soap (No 6 Mystic Flower).
The alert, identified as Public Alert No. 012/2024, was signed by NAFDAC Director-General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, and released to the press in Abuja on Sunday.
“The product does not comply with the cosmetic products regulation; it also contains Butyphenyl Methylpropional (BMHCA), which is prohibited in cosmetic products due to its risk of harming the reproductive system.
“It also causes harm to the health of unborn children and may cause skin sensitisation.
“It is as a result of the defective nature of the product that the EU banned it.
“The products is not in NAFDAC database; importers, distributors, retailers and consumers are to exercise caution and vigilance within the supply chain,” she said.

NAFDAC boss urged marketers and consumers to avoid the importation, distribution, sale and use of the product, stressing that product’s authenticity and physical condition must be carefully checked.
She enjoined members of the public in possession of the product to discontinue sale or use, and submit stock to the nearest NAFDAC office.