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Friday, November 25, 2022Recalls of products

Recall of products - 25 November 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 that contain prohibited ingredients in cosmetic.

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Hair mask

Brand: Byphasse
Name : Soin des cheveux - Masque kératine - Keratin hair Mask - Soin régénérant - Cheveux secs - Dry Hair

Barcode: 8436097092659
Batch number: 569613

Country of origin: Spain
Notifying country: Sweden

Risk type: chemical
The product contains Butylphenyl Methylpropional (BMHCA, measured value: up to 0.005% by weight) and a mixture methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone (MCI and MI, measured values: up to 0.00195% by weight in total).
BMHCA may harm the reproductive system, may harm the health of the unborn child and may cause skin sensitisation.
Dermal contact with MCI and MI containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis in sensitive persons.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by economic operators (to retailer): recall of the product from end user.

Whitening cream

Brand: Carotone
Name: Light and natural Carotone Black Spot Corrector

Barcode: 6182000104309

Country of origin: unknown
Notifying country: Sweden

Risk type: chemical
The product contains hydroquinone. Hydroquinone is a skin sensitiser and may cause allergic contact dermatitis.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to importer): import rejected at border.

Whitening cream

Name: White Gold whitening cream with papaya extract

Barcode: 8964002132263

Country of origin: Pakistan
Notifying country: Sweden

Risk type: chemical
The product contains mercury (measured value: up to 23.20 mg/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 (to importer): import rejected at border.

Toothpaste

Brand: ToothFaerie
Name: ToothFaerie Toothpaste
Types:
ToothFaerie Activated Charcoal with coconut Toothpaste
ToothFaerie Activated Charcoal with peppermint/spearmint Toothpaste
ToothFaerie Cinnamon Leaf & Spearmint Toothpaste
ToothFaerie Orange & Petitgrain Toothpaste
ToothFaerie Peppermint & Spearmint Toothpaste
ToothFaerie Sweet Fennel & Turmeric Toothpaste

Batches numbers: all batches

Country of origin: Ireland
Notifying country: Ireland

Risk type: chemical
According to the list of ingredients, the product contains sodium tetraborate (borax), which is prohibited in cosmetic products. Borax may be toxic for reproduction. The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to retailer): recall of the product from end user.

Source
Safety Gate: the EU rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products, Report 2022-47, European Commission, 25 November 2022

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