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Friday, December 16, 2022Recalls of products

Recall of products - 16 décembre 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: products formulated with ingredients prohibited in cosmetics and a soap containing too many microorganisms.

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Face Cream

Name: Snail All in One Repair Cream

Barcode : 8809555252863
Type: 8809555252863

Countries of origin: South Korea
Notifying country: Lithuania

Risk type: chemical
The products contain Butylphenyl Methylpropional (BMHCA).
BMHCA may harm the reproductive system, may harm the health of the unborn child and may cause skin sensitisation.
The products do not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

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

Whitening cream

Brand: Reeve Cosmetics Mingora Sawat
Name: Sheesha Beauty Cream

Barcode: 3254896582547

Country of origin: Pakistan
Notifying country: Germany

Risk type: chemical The product contains mercury (measured value: 17000/kg).
Mercury accumulates in the body and can damage the kidneys, brain and nervous system. Additionally, it may affect reproduction and the unborn child.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities: warning consumers of the risks.

Liquid soap

Brand: Ahrenshof Arztseife
Name: Arztseife

Barcode : 4029957008057
Batch numbers: 158/IJ/U3, 36/2020

Country of origin: Germany
Notifying country: Germany

Risk type: microbiological
The total microbial count of the product is too high (measured value up to 340 000 cfu/g). The microorganism may potentially cause illness in some consumers, particularly those with a weakened immune system.
If used on damaged skin the product may cause infection or irritation.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation nor with the European standard EN 17516.

Measures ordered by public authorities: warning consumers of the risks.

Source
Safety Gate: the EU rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products, Report 2022-50, European Commission, 16 December 2022

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