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Recall of products - July 3, 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 beard oil, a lightening cream and a hair dye containing ingredients whose concentration is too high and/or dangerous, as well as a soap that can be confused with a foodstuff.

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Beard oil

Brand: Agiva
Name: Moustache Beard Oil

Barcode: 8 698703 025523
Type: 02 Perfect Strengthens and Care, Creative Style — Pro Nutrium

Country of origin: Turkey
Notifying country: Slovakia

Risk type: chemical
The product contains octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) (measured value: 43%).
D4 is very persistent, bioaccumulative and it might also affect human fertility if swallowed or inhaled.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to importer): import rejected at border

Skin lightening product

Brand: Bio Claire
Name: Lightening Body Lotion without Hydroquinone

Barcode: 6 181100 232165
Batch number: FAB:05/18 EXP:05/21 1003052R

Country of origin: Ivory Coast
Notifying country: Germany

Risk type: chemical
The product contains an unsafe amount of kojic acid (measured value: 0.81%).
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: making the marketing of the product subject to prior conditions, removal of this product listing by the online marketplace (by manufacturer)

Hair dye

Brand: Fitocosmetic
Name: KPEM-XHA / Cream Henna

Batch number: 23.10.2018-1-22
Barcode: 4 670017 920255
Type: Bourgogne, iranien avec de l’huile de burdock

Country of origin: Russia
Notifying country: Lithuania

Risk type: chemical
The product contains an excessive amount of 2-phenoxyethanol (measured value: 1.2%), which is haematotoxic, a mild irritant and may damage blood and liver.
Additionally, it contains an excessive amount of butylparaben (Butyl 4-hydroxybenzoate, measured value as acid: 0.21% by weight), which is a reproductive toxicant and may have a potential endocrine disrupting activity.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to distributor): withdrawal of the product from the market

Soap

Notifying country: Bulgaria

Risk type: choking
The product contains an excessive amount of 2-phenoxyethanol (measured value: 1.2%), which is haematotoxic, a mild irritant and may damage blood and liver.
Additionally, it contains an excessive amount of butyl paraben (measured value as acid: 0.21% by weight), which is a reproductive toxicant and may have a potential endocrine disrupting activity.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to retailer): withdrawal of the product from the market

Source
Rapid Alert System - Weekly Reports, Report 27, European Commission, July 3, 2020

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