NAFDAC bans Dex Luxury bar soap due to health risks

NAFDAC Headquarters Abuja NAFDAC Headquarters Abuja

On Thursday, April 11, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration Control (NAFDAC) announced that it has banned the sale and distribution of Dex Luxury bar soap in Nigeria.

According to a statement posted on the agency’s X account, the ban is due to the presence of Butyphenyl Methylpropional (BMHCA) in the product, which has been shown to have negative health consequences.

The European Union (EU) had previously barred the sale of this soap because of its BMHCA content. NAFDAC’s decision aligns with the EU’s judgment, which cited serious hazards to reproductive health, including harm to fetuses, and the possibility of skin hypersensitivity in users.

NAFDAC stressed the need for caution across the product’s supply chain and urged importers, distributors, retailers, and customers to refrain from the prohibited goods.

The agency also called on Nigerians to report any negative effects or infractions related to the banned product, in order to take immediate action.