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April 19, 2019Recalls of products (RAPEX)

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Recall of products

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: make-up markers containing prohibited preservatives and mud for face that contains heavy metals in its formula.

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Make up markers

Brand: Senjo color
Name: Face and Body liner

Type: 4.5 ml model Barcode: 4260253863913

Country of origin: Germany
Notifying country: France

Danger: The product contains a mixture of the preservatives methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone (MCI/MI)(measured values: 1% and 0.0002%), which are forbidden in leave-on cosmetics. 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 taken by economic operators: recall of the product from end users (by retailer).

Mud mask

Brand: Natus
Name: Facial mud exfoliator

Type : 100ml model

Country of origin: Morocco
• **Notifying country*: France

Danger: The product contains zirconium, barium and lead (measured values: 0.004%, 0.003% and 0.001% by weight, respectively). Zirconium is mutagenic, can easily reach the brain and placenta, increasing the risk of cancer.
Barium can be easily absorbed and have toxic effects on the body impairing muscle, kidney and heart activity, leading to arrhythmia, paralysis or gastrointestinal alterations.
Lead is harmful for human health as it accumulates in the body and may damage the unborn child.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures taken by economic operators: recall of the product from end users (by importer).

Source
Rapid Alert System - Weekly Reports, Rapport 16, European Comission, 19/04/2019.

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