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NAFDAC shuts three shops, raids others for selling fake products


Three shops have been shut and some others have been raided by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control during a clampdown on selling unregistered “Dr. Teal’s” cosmetics brand in Lagos State.

This development was made known through a post on the agency’s X handle on Saturday, stating that the action came after a complaint from the trademark holder.

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The statement read, “NAFDAC has shut down three cosmetics shops and raided others, targeting the sale of unregistered ‘Dr. Teal’s’ brand cosmetics. This action follows a complaint from the trademark holder regarding potential counterfeit products.

“The enforcement operation occurred at the Lagos International Trade Fair Complex, Egbeda, and Ikeja areas.

Two suspected shops along Excellent Line at the Trade Fair Complex were targeted, resulting in sealed shops and invitation letters issued to attendants.”

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It added that another development unfolded at Okas Global Link Limited, where NAFDAC confiscated over 200 cartons of various Dr. Teal’s products and other unregistered cosmetics, suspecting them to be the source of distribution.

Also, it stated further that the shop owners are now facing investigations for selling and distributing fake cosmetic products

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The agency stated that shop owners found guilty of selling unregistered products will face penalties of up to ₦5 million, as outlined in NAFDAC’s regulations.

They reiterated the health risks associated with fake cosmetics and the potential dangers of using products containing harmful substances in those products.