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Friday, September 10, 2021Recalls of products

Recall of product - September 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: a lightening cream and a hair styling gel containing ingredients prohibited in cosmetics.

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Whitening cream

Brand: Clear Essence
Name: Platinum Skin Beautifying Milk Maxi-Tone

Barcode: 737192001002
Batch number: #190812-1

Country of origin: United States
Notifying country: Ireland

Risk type: chemical
According to the list of ingredients, the product contains Hydroquinone (2%). Hydroquinone can cause skin irritation and dermatitis, and is prohibited in cosmetics in Europe. The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

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

Styling gel

Name: Būk Hair Styling Gel

Barcode: 5906608002000
Batch number: 12-2021

Country of origin: Poland
Notifying country: Czechia

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.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

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

Source
Safety Gate: the EU rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products, Report 2020-36, European Commission, September 10, 2021

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