Friday, February 19, 2021Recalls of products

Recall of product - February 19, 2021


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: an ineffective and non-compliant hand disinfectant.

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Hand disinfectant

Brand: Unknown
Name: Summerday hand sanitizer

Barcode: 6954820601128
Batch number: 400-0578-116

Country of origin: People’s Republic of China
Notifying country: Sweden

Risk type: health risk
The product is marketed as a hand disinfectant but contains an insufficient amount of ethanol (measured value: 16% by weight). Consequently, it does not kill bacteria or viruses, which could then reach the user, increasing the risk of infection.
The identity and concentration of active substances are not included on the label.
The product does not comply with the Biocidal Products Regulation.

Measures taken by economic operators: removal of this product listing by the online marketplace (b distributor).

Safety Gate: Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products - most recent alerts, Report 7, European Commission, February 19, 2021

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