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 hardener varnish containing a prohibited ingredient.
Hardener nail polish
Brand: Química Alemana
Name: Esmalte endurecedor para uñas “Nail Hardener”
Batch number: all
• Country of origin: Spain
• Notifying country: Colombia
Risk type: chemical
The product contains formaldehyde, which is forbidden in cosmetics. Formaldehyde is a skin sensitiser and can trigger allergic reactions and may cause cancer. The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
Measures ordered by economic operators (to importer): withdrawal of the product from the market.
• Safety Gate: the EU rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products, Report 2022-13, European Commission, 1 April 2022