Thirteen department stores in Beijing and some shops in Hong Kong have removed SK-II skincare products after the detection of banned heavy metals in the nine Japanese beauty products.
However, Procter and Gamble (Japan), the owner of SK-II, denied it had added the substances to its products and said it would cooperate with the authorities to resolve the issue.
All of the 13 major department stores will refund the purchase price of SK-II products with conditions.
China¡¯s national quality watchdog urged its local branches to increase supervision of cosmetics products imported fom Japan on Tuesday.
The customs department in Hong Kong also said it would conduct lab tests on the samples it had collected to see whether they contained the two substances.
Source: Beijing Today