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Dec. 6, 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: skin cleansers with excessive preservative concentrations, an eyelash serum containing a prohibited ingredient and whitening creams formulated with heavy metals.

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Cleansing product

Name: Muravjinyj spirt

Barcode: 4603380000255

Country of origin: Russian Federation
Notifying country: Lituania

Risk type: chemical
According to the ingredients list and product information file, the product contains an excessive amount of formic acid (declared value: 1.4%). Ingestion or contact with an excessive quantity of formic acid may cause inflammation of the skin.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures taken by public authorities (to importer): withdrawal of the product from the market.

Cleansing product

Name: Bornaja kislota

Type: 30416

Country of origin: Russian Federation
Notifying country: Lituania

Risk type: chemical
According to the ingredients list and product information file, the product contains an excessive amount of boric acid (declared value: 3%). Ingestion or contact with an excessive quantity of boron may harm the health by damaging the reproductive system or the unborn child.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures taken by public authorities (to importer): withdrawal of the product from the market.

Eyelash growth product

Brand: Abalico
Name: Eyelash Serum

Batch number: 18101MHD
Type: 44.093
Barcode: 4250737402257

Country of origin: Austria
Notifying country: Germany

Risk type: chemical
The product contains Tafluprost ethyl amide (measured value: 0.0026%), which should be used under the supervision of an ophthalmologist.
Tafluprost ethyl amide is a prostaglandin analogue, which could cause eye and ophthalmic defects in the user and should not be used by pregnant and breastfeeding women, as it may affect the child.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures taken by economic operators: ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, recall of the product from end users, withdrawal of the product from the market (by importer).

Skin lightening product

Brand: Aneeza Cosmetics Eleven Herbal
Name: Ubtan with sunscreen

Barcode: 1143723500019

Country of origin: Pakistan
Notifying country: Norway

Risk type: chemical
The product contains mercury (measured value: 4.8 mg/kg). Mercury accumulates in the body and can damage the kidneys, brain and nervous system. Additionally, it may affect reproduction and the unborn child.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures taken by public authorities: ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures.

Skin lightening product

Name: Rose Cream

Barcode: M:03.2017E:03.2020B:7519

Country of origin: Pakistan
Notifying country: Norway

Risk type: chemical
The product contains mercury (measured value: 4.8 mg/kg). Mercury accumulates in the body and can damage the kidneys, brain and nervous system. Additionally, it may affect reproduction and the unborn child.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures taken by public authorities: ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures.

Source
Rapid Alert System - Weekly Reports, Report 49, European Commission, December 6, 2019

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