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 hair serum containing Triclosan, prohibited in this type of products.
Brand: 4 Mega Inovel
Name: hair serum crocodylinae
Batch number: 140319/001
Type: ZG 400
• Country of origin: Thailand
• Notifying country: France
Risk type: chemical
The product contains Triclosan (measured value: 0.02%), which is not allowed in this type of products.
Triclosan is persistent and bioaccumulates, can damage the liver, cause blood disorders and it may affect the reproductive system.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
Measures taken by economic operators: recall of the product from end users, withdrawal of the product from the market (by distributor).
•Rapid Alert System - Weekly Reports, Report 29, European Commission, July 17, 2020