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 dye containing a too high percentage of p-phenylenediamine (PPD).
Brand: Moon Star
Name: Herbal Henna
Batch number: 200-JANV-2019
Barcodes: 8 906021 870177, 8 906021 870290, 8 906021 871051
• Country of origin: India
• Notifying country: Austria
Risk type: chemical
The ready-to-use product contains an excessive amount of p-phenylenediamine (PPD)(measured value: 3.6%).
PPD is an extreme skin sensitiser and can trigger allergic contact dermatitis and eye 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).
• Rapid Alert System - Weekly Reports, Report 30, European Commission, July 24, 2020