FDA Advisory No. 2017-291
Public Health Warning Against the Use of Counterfeit Cosmetic Products (Batch 7)
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hereby advises the public against the purchase and use of SAFEGUARD FAMILY GERM PROTECTION PURE WHITE 60G with Batch/Lot number 50282043841 170618 whose pictures appear below:
FDA, in coordination with the Market Authorization Holder (MAH), Procter & Gamble Philippines, Inc., has verified that Safeguard Family Germ Protection Pure White 60G products with this particular batch/lot number are COUNTERFEIT.
Counterfeit Safeguard Family Germ Protection Pure White 60G, unlike the authentic Safeguard products which have undergone safety assessment and quality assurance tests, poses health hazards to consumers for the reason that they have not gone through these same processes, thus, cannot be guaranteed to be safe, of quality and/or effective. The dangers/hazards of using counterfeit cosmetic products may come from ingredients that are not allowed to be part of a cosmetic product or from the contamination of heavy metals such as lead and mercury which may result to adverse reactions including but not limited to skin sensitization, skin irritation, anaphylactic shock and organ failure.
In light of the above, the public is advised to be more cautious and only purchase from trusted supermarkets and retailers to help ensure that consumers buy the real Safeguard Family Germ Protection Pure White 60G products which have gone through the verification process of FDA.
All concerned establishments are warned not to distribute the above-identified counterfeit cosmetic product, otherwise, regulatory actions and sanctions shall be strictly pursued.
All Local Government Units (LGUs) and Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) are requested to ensure that these counterfeit cosmetic products are not sold or made available in their localities or areas of jurisdiction.
Dissemination of the information to all concerned is requested