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: anti-aging ampoules with defective packaging and a lightening cream containing an ingredient prohibited in cosmetics.
Name: Liftactiv Specialist Peptide-C Anti-Aging-Ampoules
Barcodes: 3337875670630, 3433425339887
Batch numbers: MB167200, MB180500, MB223800
• Country of origin: France
• Notifying country: Germany
Risk type: over time and under varying storage conditions, the glass in these ampoules may become brittle, making it impossible to guarantee safe opening.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
Measures ordered by economic operators (to distributor): withdrawal of the product from the market, stop of sales, recall of the product from end users,removal of this product listing by the online marketplace.
Brand: Dream Cosmetics
Name: Caro White
Barcodes: 6181100530001, 6181100530018, 6181100530056
• Country of origin: Ivory Coast
• Notifying country: Italy
Risk type: chemical
The product contains hydroquinone, which is prohibited in cosmetic products.
Hydroquinone can cause skin irritation and dermatitis. The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulations.
Measures ordered by public authorities (to importer): withdrawal of the product from the market.
• Safety Gate: the EU rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products, European Commission, 19 June 2022