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Recall of product - December 24, 2021

Produit au rappel - 24 décembre 2021

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 lightening cream containing an ingredient prohibited in cosmetics and an eyebrow gel contaminated by bacteria.

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Lightening cream

Brand: Caroclair
Name: Soin super éclaircissant

Country of origin: unknown
Notifying country: France

Risk type: chemical
The product contains clobetasol propionate (measured concentration 0.04% by weight). Clobetasol is a corticosteroid that should be applied only if medically prescribed. Exposure to it could cause skin irritation and may lead to endocrine problems.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by economic operators: removal of this product listing by the online marketplace.

Brow gel

Brand: Missguided
Name: Right Now Brow Thickening Brow Gel

Type: Light 01, Medium 02, Dark 03, Super Dark 04

Country of origin: Poland
Notifying country: Ireland

Risk type: health
The product contains an excessive level of aerobic mesophilic bacteria (measured value: 30000 cfu/g) . If used on damaged skin, or if it comes into contact with the eyes, the product may cause infection or irritation. The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by economic operators (to distributor): recall of the product from end users.

Safety Gate: the EU rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products, Report 2020-51, European Commission, December 24, 2021

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