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Friday, August 3, 2012Recalls of products

Recalls of products - August 3, 2012, 2012

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You may have them in your cupboards. Maybe, you use them, still. Beware: they are dangerous, illegal, harmful … and are the subject of a recall or ban by the European sanitary authorities. Underneath, you may find all the cosmetic products targeted by the RAPEX alert system this week.

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Nail Polish - Classic Fashion

Brand : CR

Color: Color 105
Best before date: 09-2015

Country of origin : Unknown

Notifying country: Czech Republic

Danger : The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.42 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). It does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

Measures adopted : Withdrawal of the product from the market

Lait de beauté éclaircissant
à l'huile de carotte

Brand : Caro TOP

Barcode:  6 181100 313659
Batch nbr:  6209
Manufacturing date:  21/05/12
Best before date:  21/05/15

Country of origin : Unknown

Notifying country: Portugal

Danger : This product poses a chemical risk because it contains the ingredient hydroquinone as declared in the label, the use of which is prohibited in cosmetics and personal hygiene products and it does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

Measures adopted : Import rejected at border.



Nail Polish

Brand : Lm

Color: Colour 83
Best before date: 11-2015

Country of origin : Unknown

Notifying country: Czech Republic

Danger : The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.43 % by weight of bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP). It does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

Measures adopted : Withdrawal of the product from the market

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