The public is advised to avoid buying and using two (2) traditional products namely ‘JCare-su’ with registration number MAL07090966TC and ‘JCare-in’ with registration number MAL07124653TC which has been detected containing glibenclamide. Indication printed on labels is traditionally used for general health and improving blood circulation. The product registration holder for both products is Usaha Kiara Sdn. Bhd., Kuala Lumpur and the manufacturer is Len Fa Medical Supplies (M) Sdn. Bhd., Selangor.
The National Pharmaceutical Control Bureau (NPCB), Ministry of Health Malaysia had received a Post Marketing Alert from the Health Sciences Authority (HSA), Singapore regarding recall of two (2) nail polish products made in Korea namely ‘Skin Food Jojoba Pure Nail PK 004’ and ‘Skin Food Milk Creamy Nail Base Coat’ found to contain trace amounts of benzene at very low concentration levels of 22.3 parts per million (ppm) and 30.3ppm respectively.
The public is advised to avoid buying and using a traditional product, ‘NCHK Pil Zhi Ke’ with registration number MAL06030949T, which is traditionally used for relieving cough and reducing phlegm. The product registration holder and the manufacturer for ‘NCHK Pil Zhi Ke’ is TJ-TYT Pharmaceuticals (M) Sdn. Bhd, Perak.
The public is advised to avoid buying and using a traditional product, ‘Vegrow Capsule’ with registration number MAL08111900TC, which is traditionally used for strengthening the body and maintenance of general health. The product registration holder for ‘Vegrow Capsule’ is Maxherbs Trading, Selangor and the manufacturer is Solar Victory Sdn Bhd, Selangor.
Hong Kong Consumer Council reported on 16 August 2010 through their official website regarding a nail polish test conducted by them involving 42 models. All tested models had heavy metal (lead, mercury and arsenic) contents which were in compliance with the limits specified in the Mainland's Hygienic Standard for Cosmetics. However, prohibited substances in cosmetic use such as benzene was detected in 4 models with concentration ranging from 9.7ppm to 260ppm while DEPH (Diethylhexyl Phthalate) was found in one model at a concentration level of 10ppm.
Press Release By Minister Of Health Malaysia In Conjunction With Official Visit To The Pharmaceutical Services Division On 5 August 2010
It is alarming to note the trend of irresponsible parties who adulterate their products in traditional medicines, food or beverages and cosmetics with poisons (controlled medicines). Among the prevalent adulterants are :