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: non-compliant sun oil and children’s make-up contaminated with bacteria.
Makeup for children
Brand: Natural Earth Paint
Name: Natural Earth Paint
• Country of origin: United States
• Notifying country: Ireland
Risk type: Microbiological
The product contains an excessive level of aerobic mesophilic bacteria (measured value : 260000 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 by economic operators: stop of sales
Brand: Alta Herba
Name: Natural suntan oil with mineral filters, SPF 30
Batch number: 52307-6/22
• Country of origin: Czechia
• Notifying country: Czechia
Risk type: health
The actual protection factor of the suntan is lower than declared (measured value: SPF 7.8). Consequently, user might be under-protected against UV radiation increasing the risk of sunburns or skin cancer. The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
Measures ordered by public authorities (to retailer): withdrawal of the product from the market
• Safety Gate: the EU rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products, Report 2020-21, European Commission, May 28, 2021