On August 25, 2015 the Russian Federal Service on Supervision in the Sphere of Consumer's Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing ("Rospotrebnadzor") issued a letter informing that its recent laboratory tests unveiled that household clearing detergents supplied by foreign companies do not meet toxicological safety standards and, therefore, distribution of such products must be suspended (the "Letter").
The Letter listed the following companies as suppliers of inconsistent products: "Henkel Rus" LLC, "Nevskaya Kosmetika" LLC, "ESP Contract GMBH", "Procter & Gamble", “Werner & Mertz GmbH”, “Colgate-Palmolive” and “The Clorox Company”.
According to press, Russian biggest retailers (Auchan, Metro Cash & Carry and Х5 Retail Group) already started removing the following goods from distribution: "Persil Expert Sensitive" and softener "Vernel Spring Freshness" (manufactured by Henkel), "Fairy Platinum" (supplied by "Procter & Gamble", Czech Republic), liquid soap "Palmolive Naturel, intensive miniaturization olive and moisturizing milk” (manufactured by "Colgate-Palmolive", Turkey) and some other products.
The Letter is available on the web-site of Rospotrebnadzor at: http://rospotrebnadzor.ru/about/info/news/news_details.php?ELEMENT_ID=4087. It is available in the Russian language only.