Friday, February 14, 2020Recalls of products (RAPEX)

Recall of products - February 14, 2020

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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: henna containing a prohibited ingredient, a hand cream preserved with MIT (prohibited in leave-on products) and a perfume with a methanol concentration exceeding the permitted threshold (5%).

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Henna

Brand: Malki Mumtaz
Name: Henna Cone Mehndy

Batch number: 051
Barcode: 4011643677258

Country of origin: Pakistan
Notifying country: Austria

Risk type: chemical
The product contains phenol (measured value: 3.4%).
Phenol is corrosive, can cause eye and skin irritation or damage, and might be mutagenic.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to retailer): withdrawal of the product from the market (by retailer).

Hand cream

Brand: Caicui
Name: Hand Cream

Batch number: 20200924T3
Barcode: 6959192810666

Country of origin: People’s Republic of China
Notifying country: United Kingdom

Risk type: chemical
The product contains methylisothiazolinone (MI)(measured value: 0.0006%), which use is forbidden in leave-on cosmetic products.
MI is a strong sensitiser and can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures taken by economic operators: withdrawal of the product from the marketplace (by retailer).

Perfume

Brand: Kartopu
Name: Limon eau de Cologne

Type: 80º Kolonya, s.n: 003
Barcode: 8691238987670

Country of origin: Turkey
Notifying country: Finland

Risk type: chemical
The product contains an excessive amount of methanol (measured value: 20%). Due to its appearance, the product may be mistaken for foodstuff, leading the user to ingest it.
Methanol is acutely toxic to the central nervous system and the eye. Ingestion of methanol may leads to blindness and death.
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 distributor).

Source
Rapid Alert System - Weekly Reports, Report 07, European Commission, February 14, 2020

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