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Aug. 16, 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 product targeted by the RAPEX alert system this week: a skin lightening product containing kojic acid, and creams containing forbidden preservatives.

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Skin-lightening product

Brand: BSQ / Caro bright+
Name: Caro bright+ Lemon

Batch number: JO L 16173
Barcode: 8713887001474

Country of origin: Unknown
Notifying country: Germany

Risk type: Chemical
The product contains kojic acid (measured value: 2.8% by weight).
Kojic acid can induce skin sensitisation and is not considered safe when used on large areas of skin.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Regulation.

Measures taken by economic operators: Destruction of the product (By: Retailer)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Retailer): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

Body gel

Brand: Horse Health
Name: Concentrated gel & balm for feet

Batch number: 0318/ 0702
Barcode: 4607011667275

Country of origin: Russian Federation
Notifying country: Lithuania

Risk type: Chemical
According to the ingredients list, the product contains a mixture of the preservatives methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone (MCI/MI), which is not permitted in leave-on cosmetic products. Dermal contact with MCI and MI containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

Body gel

Brand: Unknown
Name: Zolotoj Us

Batch number: Nr. 1017/1225
Barcode: 4607011664427

Country of origin: Russian Federation
Notifying country: Lithuania

Risk type: Chemical
According to the ingredients list, the product contains a mixture of the preservatives methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone (MCI/MI), which is not permitted in leave-on cosmetic products. Dermal contact with MCI and MI containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

Hand cream

Brand: Gratia
Name: Krem glicerynowy - cytrynowy

Batch number: 0318/ 0702
Barcode: 4607011667275

Country of origin: Poland
Notifying country: Lithuania

Risk type: Chemical
According to the ingredients list, the product contains a mixture of the preservatives methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone (MCI/MI), which is not permitted in leave-on cosmetic products. Dermal contact with MCI and MI containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor): Withdrawal of the product from the market

Hand cream

Brand: Gratia
Name: Krem glicerynowy - rumiankowy

Batch number: 2045042021
Barcode: 5903724000583

Country of origin: Poland
Notifying country: Lithuania

Risk type: Chemical
According to the ingredients list, the product contains a mixture of the preservatives methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone (MCI/MI), which is not permitted in leave-on cosmetic products. Dermal contact with MCI and MI containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor): Withdrawal of the product from the market

Hand cream

Brand: Gratia
Name: Krem glicerynowy - aloesowy

Batch number: 155072021
Barcode: 5903724000354

Country of origin: Poland
Notifying country: Lithuania

Risk type: Chemical
According to the ingredients list, the product contains a mixture of the preservatives methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone (MCI/MI), which is not permitted in leave-on cosmetic products. Dermal contact with MCI and MI containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor): Withdrawal of the product from the market

Source
Rapid Alert System - Weekly Reports, Report 33, European Comission, 16/08/2019

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