"Kanebo cosmetics..Japan's second-largest cosmetics maker...more than 6800 people have reported some depigmentation after using the (skin whitening) products subject to recall...The (Japanese) government is warning consumers to stay away from products with 4HPB or Rhododenol .. a synthetic version of a compound found in the bark of white birch trees"
Source: Skin product recall "too slow"
Wall Street Journal
The Australian newspaper
FRiday 26th Juky 2013, page 25