Friday, January 24, 2020Recalls of products (RAPEX)

Recall of products - January 24, 2020

Produits au rappel - 24 janvier 2020

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: products contaminated with bacteria or containing prohibited ingredients.

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Facial mask

Brand: Rafia
Name: Multani Mitti, Natural Clay Deep Cleansing Face Mask

Batch number: 0615
Barcode: 0 170000 205641

Country of origin: Pakistan
Notifying country: Ireland

Risk type: microbiological
The product contains an excessive amount of aerobic mesophilic bacteria (measured values up to: 85 000 cfu/g) and the presence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, yeast and mould has been detected.
If used on damaged skin or by immunocompromised users, or if it comes into contact with the eyes or mucous membrane, the product may cause infection or irritation.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

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

Hair cleansing powder

Brand: Rafia
Name: Shikakai Powder, Herbal Hair Cleanser

Batch number: 0614
Barcode: 0 170000 205658

Country of origin: Pakistan
Notifying country: Ireland

Risk type: microbiological
The product contains aerobic mesophilic bacteria (measured value up to: 140000 cfu/g).
If used on damaged skin or by immunocompromised users, or if it comes into contact with the eyes or mucous membrane, the product may cause infection or irritation.
This product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

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

Hair dye

Brand: Royal
Name: Black Henna

Batch number: 080 Barcode: 8 901371 090015

Country of origin: India
Notifying country: Austria

Risk type: chemical
The product contains an excessive amount of p-phenylenediamine (PPD)(measured value: 7.6 %).
PPD is an extreme skin sensitiser and can trigger allergic contact dermatitis.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

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

Skin-lightening produc

Brand: Clear Essence
Name: Skin Beautifying Milk

Type: Maxi-Tone
Batch number: 180913-1 Barcode: 7 37192 00100 2

Country of origin: United States
Notifying country: Austria

Risk type: chemical
The product contains hydroquinone (measured value: 1.42 % by weight).
Hydroquinone can cause skin irritation, dermatitis and might cause cancer.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

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

Source
Rapid Alert System - Weekly Reports, Report 04, European Commission, January 24, 2020

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