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Friday, March 18, 2022Recalls of products

Recall of products - March 18 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: lightening products, a body lotion and a hair lotion containing prohibited ingredients.

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Lightening gel

Brand: Fleur de Lis
Name: Papaya Brightening Gel

Batch number: 23136

Country of origin: France
Notifying country: Sweden

Risk type: chemical
The product contains isobutylparaben, which is forbidden in cosmetics. Isobutylparaben might be toxic for reproduction and might specifically be harmful to the male reproductive system.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by economic operators (to retailer): stop of sales.

Lightening lotion

Brand: Mama Africa Cosmetics
Name: Vit-Fee Whitening Beauty Lotion

Batch number: L#12059

Country of origin: unknown
Notifying country: Sweden

Risk type: chemical
The product contains a mixture of the preservatives methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone (MCI and MI) which are forbidden in leave-on cosmetics.
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 public authorities (to retailer): destruction of the product.

Lightening lotion

Brand: Carotone
Name: Brightening Body Lotion

Barcode: 6182000105382
Batch number: 1034550

Country of origin: Ivory Coast
Notifying country: Sweden

Risk type: chemical
The product contains hydroquinone, which is forbidden in leave-on cosmetics. Hydroquinone can cause skin irritation and dermatitis.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by economic operators (to retailer): stop of sales.

Hair lotion

Brand: Dabur Formerly Organic Root Stimulator
Name: Olive Oil ORS Hair Relaxer

Country of origin: South Africa
Notifying country: Sweden

Risk type: chemical
The product contains a mixture of the preservatives methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone (MCI and MI) which are forbidden in leave-on cosmetics.
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): stop of sales.

Lightening cream

Brand: Fairness
Name: Cream

Batch number: FR2002

Country of origin: unknown
Notifying country: Sweden

Risk type: chemical
The product contains hydroquinone, which is forbidden in leave-on cosmetics. Hydroquinone can cause skin irritation and dermatitis.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by economic operators (to retailer): stop of sales.

Lightening lotion

Brand: Rosance
Name: X20 Whitening Body Lotion

Country of origin: France
Notifying country: Sweden

Risk type: chemical
The product contains isobutylparaben, which is forbidden in cosmetics. Isobutylparaben might be toxic for reproduction and might specifically be harmful to the male reproductive system.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by economic operators (to retailer): stop of sales.

Lightening cream

Brand: Melanofree
Name: Cream

Country of origin: unknown
Notifying country: Sweden

Risk type: chemical
The product contains hydroquinone, which is forbidden in leave-on cosmetics. Hydroquinone can cause skin irritation and dermatitis.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by economic operators (to retailer): stop of sales

Lightening soap

Brand: Mama Africa Cosmetics
Name: Clairmen Lightening program for men

Barcode: 6280675004358
Batch number: L#13189

Country of origin: unknown
Notifying country: Sweden

Risk type: chemical
The product contains isobutylparaben, which is forbidden in cosmetics. Isobutylparaben might be toxic for reproduction and might specifically be harmful to the male reproductive system.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to retailer): destruction of the product.

Moisturizing body lotion

Brand: Skin Noveau
Name: Skin Nouveau Milk Protein Body Milk Lotion

Barcode: 0753182120188

Country of origin: Switzerland
Notifying country: Sweden

Risk type: chemical
The product contains a mixture of the preservatives methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone (MCI and MI) which are forbidden in leave-on cosmetics.
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): stop of sales.

Lightening lotion

Brand: Mama Africa Cosmetics
Name: Skin Light Lemon Lotion

Barcode: 6280765003115
Batch number: L12344

Country of origin: Italy
Notifying country: Sweden

Risk type: chemical
The product contains a mixture of the preservatives methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone (MCI and MI) which are forbidden in leave-on cosmetics. 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): stop of sales.

Source
Safety Gate: the EU rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products, Report 2022-11, European Commission, 18 March 2022

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