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Hydroquinone – man jailed for selling skin products containing banned ingredient

Man ‘first to be jailed’ for selling skin lightening products

A South London shopkeeper has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for selling skin products containing banned ingredient hydroquinone.

Mohammed Iqbal Bharodawala, 45, from East Ham, admitted nine charges of selling products which contain banned ingredient hydroquinone.
The father-of-six also admitted 15 counts of inadequately labelling harmful products, through his company Jenny’s Cosmetics Ltd.

He received 20 months prison time, a company fine of £1,500 and costs of £5,000, after pleading guilty to nine offences relating to the supply of skin lightening products containing the ingredient hydroquinone, banned under European regulation.

Read full BBC article here.

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