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Friday, October 22, 2021Recalls of products

Recall of product - October 22, 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: a deodorant that contains an ingredient prohibited in cosmetics and a hair detangler contaminated with bacteria.

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Deodorant

Brand: Janssen Cosmetics
Name: Long Lasting Deodorant, Men

Batch number: 8678

Country of origin: Germany
Notifying country: Finland

Risk type: health
The product contains hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde, which is forbidden in cosmetic. It is skin sensitiser and triggers allergic reactions or contact dermatitis. 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

Hair detangler

Brand: Baylis & Harding
Name: Goodness Hair Detangler Watermelon Burst

Barcode: 017854107465
Batch numbers: 1193B, 1194B, 1194C

Country of origin: United Kingdom
Notifying country: United Kingdom

Risk type: microbiological
This product poses a serious risk of microbiological contamination due to the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
As the product delivery mechanism is an aerosolised spray there is a risk of inhalation or contact with the eye area. This product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013

Measures ordered by public authorities (to distributor): Withdrawal of the product from the market, recall of the product from end users.

Sources
Safety Gate: the EU rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products, Report 2020-42, European Commission, October 22, 2021
Product Safety Database – Unsafe Product Report, Office for Product Safety & Standards, October 22, 2021

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