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Friday, July 8, 2022Recalls of products

Recall of product - July 8 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: hair products containing prohibited and allergenic ingredients, creams formulated with prohibited preservatives and wipes contaminated with bacteria.

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Henna

Brand: Royal
Name: Brown Henna

Barcode: 8901371090022
Batch number: 165

Country of origin: India
Notifying country: Germany

Risk type: chemical
The product contains Toluene-2,5-Diamine, 5-Amino-o-cresol, p-aminophenol and p-phenylenediamine (PPD) (measured values: 0.2%, 0.8%, 4.1% and 2.7%, respectively) with an insufficient coupling agent. Toluene-2,5-Diamine, 5-Amino-o-cresol, p-aminopohenol and PPD are extreme skin sensitisers and can trigger allergic contact dermatitis.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to retailer): destruction of the product.

Henna

Brand: Royal
Name: Black Henna

Barcode: 8901371090015
Batch number: 025

Country of origin: India
Notifying country: Germany

Risk type: chemical
The product contains Barium peroxide, which is forbidden in cosmetics (measured value: 18.1%). Barium can be easily absorbed and has toxic effects on the body impairing muscle, heart and kidney activity, leading to arrythmia, paralysis or gastrointestinal alterations. Furthermore, the product contains p-phenylenediamine (PPD) (measured value: 9.7%, respectively) with an insufficient coupling agent. Uncoupled PPD is an extreme skin sensitiser and can trigger allergic contact dermatitis.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to retailer): destruction of the product.

Body cream

Brand: Marie Laurent
Name: Crema Corpo Rivitalizzante Aloe Vera

Barcode: 8016543020049
Type: 00190600

Country of origin: Spain
Notifying country: Czech Republic

Risk type: chemical
According to the list of ingredients, the product contains the preservatives methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone (MCI and MI), which are prohibited in leave-on products.
Dermal contact with MCI and MI can provoke allergic contact dermatitis in sensitive persons.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

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

Moisturizing cream

Brand: Vdl Natural Care
Name: Vdl Natural Care ® Miel

Barcode: 8432583815757
Type: 00180600

Country of origin: Spain
Notifying country: Czech Republic

Risk type: chemical
According to the list of ingredients, the product contains the preservatives methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone (MCI and MI), which are prohibited in leave-on products.
Dermal contact with MCI and MI can provoke allergic contact dermatitis in sensitive persons.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

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

Hair Foam

Brand: Studio 2000 System
Name: Professional Mouse Pro-vitamin B5

Barcode: Professional Mouse Pro-vitamin B5
Batch number: 012

Country of origin: United Kingdom
Notifying country: Lithuania

Risk type: chemical
The product contains Butylphenyl Methylpropional (BMHCA), which use 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 retailer): withdrawal of the product from the market.

Cleansing wipes

Brand: Care Home Life
Name: CHL Large Wet Wipes

Type: PWIP0049

Country of origin: United Kingdom
Notifying country: United Kingdom

Risk type: microbiological
The product is contaminated with the mesophilic bacteria Pseudomonas Aeruginosa.
This poses a risk of infection, particularly to persons in intensive care in hospitals or with a weakened immune system.
The product does not meet the requirements of the Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013.

Corrective measure: recall of the product from end users.

Cleansing wipes

Brand: Countrywide
Name: Patient Cleansing Wipes

Type: NE0545, NE0505N, NE0546N, NE0546

Country of origin: United Kingdom
Notifying country: United Kingdom

Risk type: microbiological
The product is contaminated with the mesophilic bacteria Pseudomonas Aeruginosa.
This poses a risk of infection, particularly to persons in intensive care in hospitals or with a weakened immune system.
The product does not meet the requirements of the Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013.

Corrective measure: recall of the product from end users.

Cleansing wipes

Brand: Fittleworth
Name: Complimentary Cleansing Wet Wipes

Type: FWW030, FWW030N

Country of origin: United Kingdom
Notifying country: United Kingdom

Risk type: microbiological
The product is contaminated with the mesophilic bacteria Pseudomonas Aeruginosa.
This poses a risk of infection, particularly to persons in intensive care in hospitals or with a weakened immune system.
The product does not meet the requirements of the Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013.

Corrective measure: recall of the product from end users.

Cleansing wipes

Brand: Caremore
Name: Wet Wipes

Type: CMW100

Country of origin: United Kingdom
Notifying country: United Kingdom

Risk type: microbiological
The product is contaminated with the mesophilic bacteria Pseudomonas Aeruginosa.
This poses a risk of infection, particularly to persons in intensive care in hospitals or with a weakened immune system.
The product does not meet the requirements of the Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013.

Corrective measure: recall of the product from end users.

Cleansing wipes

Brand: CCN/Medirite
Name: Wet Wipe

Type: PH010N, PH010NN

Country of origin: United Kingdom
Notifying country: United Kingdom

Risk type: microbiological
The product is contaminated with the mesophilic bacteria Pseudomonas Aeruginosa.
This poses a risk of infection, particularly to persons in intensive care in hospitals or with a weakened immune system.
The product does not meet the requirements of the Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013.

Corrective measure: recall of the product from end users.

Cleansing wipes

Brand: Fairfield
Name: Wet Wipes and Moist Patient Wipes

Type: GNC31W, GNC31WN

Country of origin: United Kingdom
Notifying country: United Kingdom

Risk type: microbiological
The product is contaminated with the mesophilic bacteria Pseudomonas Aeruginosa.
This poses a risk of infection, particularly to persons in intensive care in hospitals or with a weakened immune system.
The product does not meet the requirements of the Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013.

Corrective measure: recall of the product from end users.

Sources
Safety Gate: the EU rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products, Report 2022-27 European Commission, 8 July 2022
Product Safety Database - Unsafe Product Report, Office for Product Safety & Standards, 5 July 2022

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