Friday, July 23, 2021Recalls of products

Recall of product - July 23, 2021

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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 creams containing excessive amounts of preservatives or ingredients that are prohibited in cosmetics.

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Whitening cream

Brand: H Cosmetics
Name: La Bamakoise Tamarin Creme

Batch number: 229

Country of origin: Ivory Coast
Notifying country: Sweden

Risk type: chemical
The product contains salicylic acid (measured value 26.1% by weight). Salicylic acid applied on the skin may cause chemical burns.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities: stop of sales

Whitening cream

Brand: Unknown
Name: Bronz Tone Maxi Tone

Barcode: 6182000108765

Country of origin: Ivory Coast
Notifying country: Sweden

Risk type: chemical
The product contains clobetasol propionate (measured value: 0.02% by weight). This corticosteroid should be applied only if medically prescribed. Exposure to it could cause skin irritation and may lead to endocrine problems.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities: stop of sales

Whitening cream

Brand: H Cosmetics New Light
Name: Zaban Cream

Batch number: 356

Country of origin: Ivory Coast
Notifying country: Sweden

Risk type: chemical
The product contains salicylic acid (measured value 26.1% by weight). Salicylic acid applied on the skin may cause chemical burns.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities: stop of sales

Anti-blemish cream

Brand: Aqsa Cosmetic
Name: Shivanya Beauty Cream

Barcode: 6000980911049

Country of origin: Pakistan
Notifying country: Sweden

Risk type: chemical
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains mercury (measured value: 9270 mg/kg). Mercury accumulates in the body and can damage the kidneys, brain and nervous system. Additionally, it may affect reproduction and the unborn child.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities: stop of sales

Whitening cream

Brand: H Cosmetics
Name: El Nett Cream

Barcode: 6181100420302
Batch number: 2915

Country of origin: Ivory Coast
Notifying country: Sweden

Risk type: chemical
The product contains salicylic acid (measured value: 25.0% by weight). Salicylic acid applied on the skin may cause chemical burns.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities: stop of sales

Source
Safety Gate: the EU rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products, Report 2020-29, European Commission, July 23, 2021

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