On February 7, the Drug Administration of Vietnam (Ministry of Health) has written to request the Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City and the Department of Health of Dong Nai province to inspect the quality of Diep Bao ice cream products.
The Drug Administration of Vietnam stated that on February 6, some media Vietnam reflects information that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a recall of Diep Bao cream for children’s skin because it was found to contain high levels of lead.
At the notice on the FDA’s homepage, the image of the product packaging “Diep Bao Children’s Cream” has the following information: www.kemdiepbao.com; Address: Group 25, Quarter 2, Trang Dai Ward, Bien Hoa City, Dong Nai Province.
The Drug Administration of Vietnam has reviewed the database of numbers for receiving declarations of imported cosmetic products at the department. Accordingly, there is no information about Diep Bao cream products that have been granted a receipt number for the announcement of imported cosmetic products.
Through the information shown on the e-commerce platform Shopee (https://shopee vn/) related to Diep Bao ice cream, the product is manufactured at SX-TM Healing Pro Co., Ltd; Address: No. 7, No. 3 Street, Binh Thoi Commune, Ward 8, District 11, HCMC.
To ensure the safety of users, the Drug Administration of Vietnam requested the Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City and the Department of Health of Dong Nai province to verify the information reflected by the media.
At the same time, inspect the observance of the provisions of law about the activities of announcing cosmetic products, manufacturing and trading Diep Bao cream products at the addresses mentioned above, strictly handling violations (if any), reported before February 10.
The Drug Administration of Vietnam also requested the units directing the testing center under their authority to urgently take samples of Diep Bao cream products circulated on the market to check product quality, especially heavy metal indicators. lead, mercury, arsenic…). The inspection results should be reported to the department before February 20.
Previously, on February 1, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a recall of Diep Bao cream for children’s skin because it was found to contain high levels of lead.
The recall of Diep Bao cream comes after the Oregon Health Department (OHA) discovered high levels of lead in two tubes of Diep Bao cream that were used by parents of two young children in Portland, Oregon, to apply to their children’s skin. Surname. The two babies were found to have high levels of lead in their blood.
While testing the product, OHA said, it discovered one of the tubes of cream contained 9,670 parts per million (ppm) of lead while the other contained 7,370 ppm.
Although the FDA does not have a limit on the amount of lead in drugs, it is 10 ppm for cosmetics. The agency says this means the creams contain nearly 1,000 times the maximum allowable amount of lead in cosmetics..