I was browsing my Facebook feed when I stumbled upon a post on some unregistered and prohibited baby wipes that are out in the Philippine market these days.
I was bothered at once because I am a user of said products myself. To me, baby wipes sometimes become my solution for wiping away facial dirt. But most often, I use them to freshen up from a humid and hot summer day.
To my relief, the baby wipes that I have on hand are not among those which our Philippine Food and Drug Administration prohibits. This notwithstanding, I thought I’d share the FDA’s list for the awareness of everyone.
Unnotified baby wipes and other cosmetic products
Pursuant to the Food and Drug Administration of the Philippines’ Advisory (FDA Advisory No. 2020-119), the following are unnotified cosmetic products:
- JORDACHE EAU DE PARFUM OUR VERSION OF CHANEL NO. 5 FOR WOMEN
- DONG BANG® BABY TENDER BABY WIPES (FRESH SCENTED – ORANGE)
- DONG BANG® BABY TENDER BABY WIPES (FRESH SCENTED – YELLOW)
- ANGEL BABY WIPES (RED)
- MEDIHERBS HAIR GROWER NATURAL SHAMPOO BAR
What are “unnotified products?
“Unnotified products” means they were not duly registered with the Philippine FDA. As such, the aforementioned products were unauthorized and not given the Certificate of Product Notice, which the FDA issues. Consequently, the manufacture, sale, distribution, transfer, promotion, and advertising of these products are prohibited, pursuant to Republic Act No. 9711, otherwise known as “The Food and Drug Administration Act of 2009”.
Why are unnotified products prohibited?
Unnotified products, being unregistered, did not undergo and pass the evaluation which the FDA conducts to assure product quality and safety. Accordingly, the FDA cannot assure the public of whether or not these products are safe for use and/or consumption. With the potential hazards these products may pose to the public health, the FDA notifies the public on the proscription of its manufacture, use, sale, or consumption.
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