Friday, July 10, 2020Recalls of products (RAPEX)

Recall of products - July 10, 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: hand sanitizers with insufficient alcohol content, henna contaminated with bacteria, a hair spray containing prohibited preservatives, and a lightening product with a hazardous ingredient.

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Hand sanitizer

Brand: On Dermo Name: Gel Higienizante de manos/ Gel Hygiénisant pour les mains / Gel Igienizzante per le mani

Batch number: 8 435060 370367
Batch number : 0162020294
Type: Sin Agua/Sans Eau/Senza Acqua

Country of origin: Spain
Notifying country: France

Risk type: health
The product contains an insufficient amount of ethanol and propan-2-ol (measured values: ≤50% and ≤6%, respectively).
Consequently, it does not kill bacteria or viruses, which could then reach the user, increasing the risk of infection.
Furthermore, the presence of alcohols is not accompanied by the appropriate hazard pictograms and warnings. Users have therefore no information on the toxicity and flammability of the product.
The product does not comply with the Biocidal Products and the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulations.

Measures taken by economic operators: recall of the product from end users (by distributor)

Hand sanitizer

Brand: Ficomed
Name: Hijyenik - El Temizleme Jeli

Country of origin: Turkey
Notifying country: France

Risk type: health
The product contains an insufficient amount of ethanol (measured values: ≤33.5%).
Consequently, it does not kill bacteria or viruses, which could then reach the user.
Furthermore, the presence of ethanol is not accompanied by the corresponding hazard pictograms and warnings.
Users have therefore no information on the toxicity and flammability of the product.
The product does not comply with the Biocidal Products and the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulations.

Measures taken by economic operators: recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market (by distributor)

Henna

Brand: Gama
Name: Henna Hair Colouring Kina

Barcode: 5 055172 823006
Batch number: JO L 180804, JO L 181025, JO L 190827

Country of origin: India
Notifying country: Ireland

Risk type: microbiological
The product contains an excessive level of aerobic mesophilic bacteria (measured values up to 230,000 cfu/g) and yeast and mould (measured values up to 66,000 cfu/g).
If used on damaged skin, or if it comes into contact with the eyes, 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 retailer)

Hair spray

Brand: MessHead Name: Hair Therapy Heat Protection Spray

Batch number: 22260
Barcode: 5 025416 999040

Country of origin: United-Kingdom
Notifying country: Ireland

Risk type: chemical
The product contains a mixture of the preservatives methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone (measured values: 0.001% and 0.001%, respectively), which are forbidden in leave-on cosmetics.
Dermal contact with those substances 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 market (by retailer)

Skin lightening product

Brand: Bronz Tone, Gandour
Name: Fade Milk

Barcode: 6 181100 248296
Batch number: 1004087 «L»
Type: Beurre de Cacao & Extravis de Miel, Maxi Tone

Country of origin: Ivory Coast
Notifying country: Germany

Risk type: chemical
The product contains an unsafe amount of kojic acid (measured value: 3.6%).
Kojic acid can affect the balance of the thyroid system and also induce skin sensitisation, when used at high concentrations on hand and face, or if used on large areas of skin.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures taken by economic operators: stop of sales (by retailer)

Source
Rapid Alert System - Weekly Reports, Report 28, European Commission, July 10, 2020

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