Friday, November 20, 2020Recalls of products (RAPEX)

Recall of product - November 20, 2020

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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 kit too concentrated in hydrogen peroxide, body oil, lightening products and wipes containing ingredients prohibited in cosmetics.

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Teeth whitening product

Brand: DMC
Name: Lase Peroxide Sensy

Barcode: 0874817000030
Batch number: 0874817000030

Country of origin: Brazil
Notifying country: Finland

Risk type: chemical
The product contains hydrogen peroxide (measured concentration 35% by weight). Hydrogen peroxide at high concentrations causes skin irritation and is harmful if swallowed.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to importer): import rejected at border.

Withening product

Brand: Black Opal
Name: Even True tone correct fade cream

Barcode: 27811 05604
Batch number: BH9

Country of origin: United States
Notifying country: The Netherlands

Risk type: chemical

Measures taken by economic operators:
The product contains an excessive amount of hydroquinone (measured value: 1,8% by weight). Hydroquinone can cause skin irritation and dermatitis.
The products do not comply with the requirements of the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities: withdrawal of the product from the market.

Hair and body Oil

Brand: AlezaR
Name: Argan Oil

Barcode: 6438249010919

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

Risk type: chemical
The product contains octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4 - Cyclotetrasiloxane). D4 is very persistent, bioaccumulative and it might also affect human fertility if swallowed or inhaled.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to importer): import rejected at border.

Withening product

Brand: Bio Claire
Name: Lightening Body Cream without hydroquinone

Barcode: 534098267

Country of origin: Ivory Coast
Notifying country: Sweden

Risk type: Chemical
The product contains mercury (measured value: 5.38 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 contains clobetasol (measured value: 0.06% by weight) which is a corticosteroid that requires medical prescription. 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 (to retailer): stop of sales.

Withening product

Name: New Face Whitening Cream

Barcode: 18904083820378
Batch number: ESV02

Country of origin: Unknown
Notifying country: Suède

Risk type: chemical
The product contains mercury (measured value: 5.56 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 (to retailer): stop of sales.

Wet wipes

Brand: Optimal
Name: Wet Wipes Chamomile

Barcode: 5304000204396
Batch numbers: 158, 204

Country of origin: Albania
Notifying country: Cyprus

Risk type: Chemical
The product contains a mixture of the preservatives methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI) and methylisothiazolinone (MI) which are forbidden in leave-on cosmetics (Measured values: MCI 0,001200% and MI 0,000490 % for batch 158, MCI 0,00093% and MI 0,00053 % for batch 204).
Dermal contact with MCI and MI containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to retailer): withdrawal of the product from the market.

Source
Rapid Alert System - Weekly Reports, Report 47, European Commission, November 20, 2020

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