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 body gel containing forbidden preservatives.
Brand: Horse Health
Name: Skoraja pomosh
Batch number: Nr. 0817/0820
• 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
• Rapid Alert System - Weekly Reports, Report 34, European Comission, 23/08/2019