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Friday, December 10, 2021Recalls of products

Recall of product - December 10, 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: products containing ingredients prohibited in cosmetics and a water spray contaminated with bacteria.

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Hair dye

Brand: Mokeru
Name: Color shampoo-keratin color hair- Black

Country of origin: unknown • Notifying country: France

Risk type: chemical
The product contains aniline (measured value: 0.008% by weight). Aniline can cause contact allergy and has carcinogenic effects. The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by economic operators (to distributor): removal of this product listing by the online marketplace.

anti-aging cream

Brand: Gorgique
Name: Instantly Wrinkles Remover Antioxidante Skin Lifting Wrinkles Cream

Country of origin: unknown • Notifying country: France

Risk type: chemical
The product contains an excessive amount of diethylene glycol (DEG) (measured value: 4.9% by weight). Diethylene glycol can be lethal as it can harm kidneys, reproduction and the development of the unborn child. The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by economic operators (to distributor): removal of this product listing by the online marketplace.

Water spray

Brand: Dm Balea
Name: Aqua Wasserspray

Barcode: 4058172107498/4058172107658
Batch number : all batches

Country of origin: Germany
Notifying country: Germany

Risk type: health
The product contains an increased microbiological load of bacterial cells of risk group II, including Burkholderia cenocepacia and Ralstonia pickettii. These bacteria may cause infections such as pneumonia, wound infections and sepsis, especially in immunocompromised people.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Regulation.

Measures ordered by economic operators (to retailer): 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 2020-49, European Commission, December 10, 2021

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