Friday, October 23, 2020Recalls of products (RAPEX)

Recall of product - October 23, 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 dental bleaching kit containing hydrogen peroxide in high concentration and a skin lightening product containing a corticosteroid forbidden in cosmetics.

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Teeth whitenening kit

Brand: DMC
Name: Kit Lase Peroxide Flex

Barcode: 0874817001822
Batch number: 13496

Country of origin: Brazil
Notifying country: Finland

Risk type: chemical
The product contains hydrogen peroxide as a bleaching substance (measured concentration up to 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 (ti importer): import rejected at border

Whitenening cream

Brand: Caro Light
Name: Lightening Oil

Barcode: 9 501101 372955
Batch number: L4D97406

Country of origin: Democratic Republic Of Congo
Notifying country: Germany

Risk type: chemical
The product contains clobetasol propionate (measured value: 0,038% by weight).
Clobetasol propionate is a corticosteroid that 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 taken by economic operators: stop of sales (by retailer)

Source
Rapid Alert System - Weekly Reports, Report 43, European Commission, October 23, 2020

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