Friday, May 21, 2021Recalls of products

Recall of product - May 21, 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: a teeth whitening kit containing an irritating ingredient and non-compliant disinfectant gels.

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Teeth whitening kit

Brand: HiSmile
Name: Teeth Whitening Kit from HiSMILE Teeth Whitening K

Barcode: 019962296611
Batch number: 003042020

Country of origin: Denmark
Notifying country: Australia

Risk type: chemical
The product contains hypochlorous acid (measured value: 250 mg/kg), which, in contact with water, generates sodium hypochlorite. Exposure to sodium hypoclorite causes irritation of the mouth.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities: Recall of the product from end users

Disinfectant gel

Brand: Mr. Oxi
Name: Antibacterial Hand Gel

Barcode: 5943091006023
Batch number: 8

Country of origin: Romania
Notifying country: Romania

Risk type: health, fire
The product contains an insufficient amount of ethanol and propan-2-ol (measured values: 53.1% and 6.6% by weight, respectively). Consequently, it does not kill bacteria or viruses, which could then reach the user, increasing the risk of infection. Furthermore, the packaging is not accompanied by the appropriate hazard pictograms and warnings. Users have therefore no information on the toxicity and flammability of the product, which in the presence of an ignition source, could lead to a fire.
The product does not comply with the Biocidal Products and the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulations.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by economic operators (to manufacturer): withdrawal of the product from the market

Disinfectant gel

Brand: Smart
Name: Antibacterial Sanitizing Gel

Barcode: 8697422828798
Batch number: 2020/G73

Country of origin: Turkey
Notifying country: Romania

Risk type: health, fire
The product contains an insufficient amount of ethanol and propan-2-ol (measured values: 44.3% and 7.1% by weight, respectively). Consequently, it does not kill bacteria or viruses, which could then reach the user, increasing the risk of infection. Furthermore, the packaging is not accompanied by the appropriate hazard pictograms and warnings. Users have therefore no information on the toxicity and flammability of the product, which in the presence of an ignition source, could lead to a fire.
The product does not comply with the Biocidal Products and the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulations.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by economic operators (to importer): withdrawal of the product from the market

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