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June 8, 2018Recalls of products (RAPEX)

Recall of products - June 8, 2018

Recall of products

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: a product that can be confused with a foodstuff and cosmetics containing banned preservatives..

Protective hair lotion

Brand: Farouk
Name: CHI® Total Protect Defense Lotion

Barcode: 633911722053
Batch number: 80-5608

Country of origin: United States
Notifying country: Lithuania

Danger: The product, which is a leave-on cosmetic product, contains Methylisothiazolinone (MI).
Dermal contact with MI-containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons.
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

Face Mask

Brand: Naturface
Name: Peel Of Black Mask Soyulabilir Siyah Maske
Type: Nat-Msq (pot), Nat-Msqtbg ( golden tube), Nat-Msqtbn ( black tube)

Barcode: 8699300287239

Country of origin: Turkey
Notifying country: France

Danger: The product contains the preservatives methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone (MCI/MI) (measured value: 0.0006% by weight).
Dermal contact with MCI and MI containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures taken by economic operators: recall of the product from end users (by distributor)

Cream

Brand: unknown
Name: Yiganerjing Herbal antibacterial cream
Type: A443 BB2019.11.04

Barcode: 1968400880

Country of origin: China
Notifying country: Estonia

Danger: The product contains the corticosteroid Clobetasol Propionate.
Clobetasol is a corticosteroid that should be applied to the skin only if prescribed to treat certain skin conditions. In addition to the skin lightening effect, it can induce a skin rash and burning at the application site and long-time exposure could lead to endocrine problems.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures taken by economic operators: warning consumers of the risks, Withdrawal of the product from the market (by importer)

Shower gel

Brand: Delia Cosmetics
Name: Dairy fun

Barcode: 5060061201759

Country of origin: China
Notifying country: Estonia

Danger: Due to its characteristic form, colour and size, the product may be mistaken for foodstuff.
As the product can easily be confused with drink yogurt, children may accidentally swallow it which could result in chemical pneumonia.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation and the requirements of the Food-imitating Products Directive

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

Source
Weekly overview reports of RAPEX notifications, Report 23, Union européenne, 08/06/2018.

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