SFDA warns against teeth whitening kits

ABU DHABI. July 29. KAZINFORM The Saudi Food & Drug Authority has warned consumers and health practitioners against using the teeth whitening kits manufactured by White Smile Company because of safety concerns.

An SFDA statement said the company has decided to withdraw Home Whitening 35percent (No. 12070) kits from the market, saying there is a lack of "how to use it" information written on the packet.

The company also insisted that a doctor should prescribe the product, which has not yet received permission from SFDA to market it in the Kingdom.

The authority urged health practitioners to stop using the whitening kits immediately and inform customers that the manufacturing company has decided to withdraw the kits because of safety reasons.

"Any person who has received this whitening kit from other sources should stop using them," the statement said. The authority urged all health service providers to inform it about problems related to medicine and medical equipment through its website: http://ncmdr.sfda.gov.sa.

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