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Recall of product - August 6, 2021

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Every week, dedicated European portals (Safety Gate for the European Union, Safety Database for the United Kingdom) list the non-compliant and/or dangerous products detected on the market by the control authorities. Here are the cosmetic products that are subject to a recall or a marketing ban this week: disinfectant gels that are not compliant, eyelash serum and children’s make-up containing ingredients that are prohibited in cosmetics.

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Disinfectant gel

Brand: Fapil
Name: Hidro-Álcool

Barcode: 5601296896701
Batch number: 89603

Country of origin: Portugal • Notifying country: Portugal

Risk type: health
According to the manufacturer’s authorisations, the product contains an ineffective content of alcohol (measured values: 0% of ethanol and 67% of propan-2-ol, by weight). Consequently, it does not kill bacteria or viruses, which could then reach the user, increasing the risk of infection.
The product does not comply with the Biocidal Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by economic operators (to manufacturer): withdrawal of the product from the market.

Disinfectant gel

Brand: Sanibiok
Name: Desinfetante de mãos (Hand disinfectant)

Barcode: 5602142001669
Batch number: L2002827

Country of origin: Portugal
Notifying country: Portugal

Risk type: health
The product’s content of alcohol is insufficient (measured values: 54% of ethanol and 2% of propan-2-ol, by weight). Consequently, it does not kill bacteria or viruses, which could then reach the user, increasing the risk of infection.
The product does not comply with the Biocidal Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by economic operators (to manufacturer): withdrawal of the product from the market.

Disinfectant gel

Brand: Wells
Name: Álcool Gel Mãos (Hand sanitizer)

Barcode: 5600954005714
Batch number: 29222

Country of origin: Portugal
Notifying country: Portugal

Risk type: health
The product contains an insufficient amount of ethanol (measured values: 55.5% by weight). Consequently, it does not kill bacteria or viruses, which could then reach the user, increasing the risk of infection. The product does not comply with the Biocidal Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by economic operators (to manufacturer): withdrawal of the product from the market.

Eyelash serum

Brand: Oceanic
Name: 4 long lashes; serum Pzyspieszajace Wzrost Rzes / Eyelash Serum

Country of origin: Poland
Notifying country: Hungary

Risk type: chemical
The product contains the active substance bimatoprost, which should be used under supervision of an ophthalmologist. Use of the product could result in ocular and ophthalmic side-effects and it should not be used by pregnant and breastfeeding women, as it may affect the child.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to distributor):
ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures.

make-up for children

Brand: Migliorati
Name: Sei Bella Make-up set

Batch number: 202030710

Country of origin: People’s Republic of China
Notifying country: Italie

Risk type: chemical
The product contains chromium (measured value up to: 6.8 mg/kg), which is forbidden in cosmetic products. Chromium can be sensitising, trigger allergic reactions and could cause cancer.
The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to importer): import rejected at border.

Source
Safety Gate: the EU rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products, Report 2020-31, European Commission, August 6, 2021

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