Friday, February 21, 2020Recalls of products (RAPEX)

Recall of products - February 21, 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: a shaving foam containing a potentially carcinogenic ingredient, wipes contaminated with bacteria and a hand lotion formulated with prohibited preservatives.

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Shaving foam

Brand: Body X Fuze
Name: Pulse Shaving Foam

Type: Skin normale
Batch number: 25836
Barcode: 8718692414099

Country of origin: Turkey
Notifying country: Germany

Risk type: chemical
The product contains n-nitrosodiethanolamine (NDELA) (measured value: 615 mg/kg).
NDELA is a nitrosamine, which may cause cancer through ingestion or dermal exposure.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures taken by economic operators: withdrawal of the product from the market (by distributor).

cleansing wipes

Brand: CV Cadea Vera
Name: Verwöhnende Reinigungstücher

Type: Levage parfait
Batch number: 214915
Barcode: 214915

Country of origin: Poland
Notifying country: Germany

Risk type: microbiological
The product contains an excessive amount of aerobic mesophilic bacteria (measured value up to: 300000 cfu/g), among which Pluralibacter gergoviae.
Pluralibacter gergoviae may be considered an opportunistic pathogen and is often resistant to antibiotics.
If the product is used on damaged skin, on mucous membranes, close to the eyes or by immunocompromised users, it may cause infection or irritation.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures taken by economic operators: removal of this product listing by the online marketplace, stop of sales, warning consumers of the risks, withdrawal of the product from the market (by distributor).

Hand and body lotion

Brand: O.P.I
Name: Avojuice Skin Quenchers Hand and Body Lotion

Type: Peppermint Shimmer
Batch number: 12207
Barcode: 619828043382

Country of origin: United States
Notifying country: United Kingdom

Risk type: chemical
The product contains isopropylparaben and isobutylparaben (measured values as acid: 0.11 % by weight and 0.053 % by weight, respectively).
These parabens might be toxic for reproduction and development, and might specifically target the male reproductive system.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures taken by economic operators: removal of this product listing by the online marketplace (by retailer).

Source
Rapid Alert System - Weekly Reports, Report 08, European Commission, February 21, 2020

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