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 shower gel contamined with bacteria.
Name: Duft Schaum Bad
Type: Exotifrucht hautfreundlich
• Country of origin: Poland
• Notifying country: Germany
Danger: The product contains an excessive amount of pseudomonas putida (measured value: 23000 cfu/g).
If used on damaged skin or by immunocompromised users, the product may cause a severe infection.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation and the relevant European standard EN ISO 17516.
Measures taken by economic operators: ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures (by distributor).
Measures ordered by public authorities (to distributor): temporary ban on the supply, offer to supply and display of the product
• Rapid Alert System - Weekly Reports, Rapport 15, European Comission, 12/04/2019.