You may have them in your cupboards. Maybe, you use them, still. Beware: they are dangerous, illegal, harmful… and are the subject of a recall or ban by the European sanitary authorities. Underneath, you may find all the cosmetic products targeted by the RAPEX alert system this week: a hand disinfectant containing a toxic substance.
Name: MissLife Hand Cleanser Gel
Batch number: Unknown
• Country of origin: Turkey
• Notifying country: Denmark
Risk type: Health risk
The product contains methanol (measured value: 11.6%), which is acutely toxic to the central nervous system and to the eyes. Furthermore, the required hazard pictograms and warnings are missing. Users have therefore no information on the toxicity and flammability of the product. The packaging is not fitted with child-resistant fastening.
Ingestion or contact with methanol may lead to blindness and death.
The product does not comply with the Biocidal Products and the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulations.
Measures taken by economic operators: Destruction of the product
• Rapid Alert System - Weekly Reports, Report 33, European Commission, August 14, 2020