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Kao Restructures To Improve Safety, Communications Amid Kanebo Recall

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

Kanebo Cosmetics’ safety-assessment and customer-relations functions will merge with Kao Corp.’s operations to leverage the parent firm’s resources and state-of-the-art technologies as a recall of Kanebo brightening products goes on. The Japanese firm is accused of dragging its feet in responding to concerns about its whitening ingredient Rhododenol, linked to confirmed vitiligo-like symptoms in 14,000 users.

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