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 hair dye containing a prohibited and highly allergenic ingredient.
Brand: PCC Brands
Name: Henna Herbal Black 1.0
Batch number: 354
• Country of origin: India
• Notifying country: Austria
Risk type: chemical
The ready-to-use product contains an excessive amount of p-phenylenediamine (PPD) (measured value: up to 2.8%). PPD is an extreme skin sensitiser and can trigger allergic contact dermatitis. The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
Measures ordered by economic operators (to retailer): withdrawal of the product from the market
• Safety Gate: the EU rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products, Report 2021-17, European Commission, April 30, 2021