Friday, September 24, 2021Recalls of products

Recall of product - September 24, 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: baby wipes containing preservatives prohibited in cosmetics.

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Baby wipes

Brand: Optimal
Name: Wet Wipes Aloe Vera

Barcode: 042
Batch number: 5304000204372

Country of origin: Albania
Notifying country: Cyprus

Risk type: chemical
The product contains a mixture of the preservatives methylchloroisothiazolinone (measured values: 0.0009% and 0.0005%), which are forbidden in leave-on cosmetics.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

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

Baby wipes

Brand: Optimal
Name: Wet Wipes Chamomile

Barcode: 5304000204396
Batch number: 009

Country of origin: Albania
Notifying country: Cyprus

Risk type: chemical
The product contains a mixture of the preservatives methylchloroisothiazolinone (measured values: 0.0007% and 0.00004%), which are forbidden in leave-on cosmetics.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

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

Baby wipes

Brand: Optimal
Name: Wet Wipes Levender

Barcode: 5304000204389
Batch number: 330

Country of origin: Albania
Notifying country: Cyprus

Risk type: chemical
The product contains a mixture of the preservatives methylchloroisothiazolinone (measured values: 0.0009% and 0.0005%), which are forbidden in leave-on cosmetics.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

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

Source
Safety Gate: the EU rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products, Report 2020-38, European Commission, September 24, 2021

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