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Friday, August 5, 2022Recalls of products

Recall of product - August 5 2022

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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 hair care product containing an ingredient prohibited in cosmetics.

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Hair care product

Brand: Olaplex
Name: Hair Perfector N°3

Barcodes: 89636400235, 896364002664
Batch numbers: 0A2723-20038A19, OC1209-20086B131

Country of origin: United States
Notifying country: Lithuania

Risk type: chemical
The product contains Butylphenyl Methylpropional (BMHCA) which is forbidden in cosmetic products. BMHCA may harm the reproductive system, may harm the health of the unborn child and may cause skin sensitisation.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to distributor): withdrawal of the product from the market.

Safety Gate: the EU rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products,rapport 31, European Commission, 5 August 2022

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