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 tooth whitening product containing a forbidden substance.
Teeth whitening product
Brand: WHITE 1NE
Name: Tandblekningspenna - Teeth Whitening Pen
Batch number: 19110501
• Country of origin: Unknown
• Notifying country: Denmark
Risk type: Chemical
According to the list of ingredients, the product contains Sodium Perborate (value: 0.35%), which releases boron and is forbidden in cosmetic products. Ingestion or contact with an excessive quantity of boron may harm the health by damaging the reproductive system or damage the unborn child.
This product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users
• [Rapid Alert System - Weekly Reports, Report 35, European Commission, August 28, 2020