Friday, June 12, 2020Recalls of products (RAPEX)

Recall of products - June 12, 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: baby wipes that contain prohibited preservatives, a skin-dangerous lightening product, a sunscreen product whose SPF is too low and does not correspond to the indicated statement and fragrances containing unlabelled allergens.

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Baby wipes

Brand: Melani
Name: Baby wet wipes

Batch numbers: BB:03.2023, L: 001-120320
Barcode: 3 800200 580381

Country of origin: Bulgaria
Notifying country: Bulgaria

Risk type: chemical
According to the list of ingredients the product contains a mixture of the preservatives methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone (MCI and MI), which are forbidden in leave-on cosmetics.
Dermal contact with MCI and MI containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures taken by public authoritie (to manufacturer): ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

Lightening product

Brand: BSQ
Name: Caro bright+ Lemon

Country of origin: The Netherlands
Notifying country: Germany

Risk type: chemical
The product contains an unsafe amount of kojic acid (measured value: 2.95%).
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)

Sunscreen lotion

Brand: Nubian 15 
Name: mlieko na opaľovanie

Type: Rakytnikový olej, Betakaroten, D-Panthenol; Vitamin E, SPF 15, Water and sand resistant
Batch numbers: 0402190208BIS
Barcode: 8 586000 081857

Country of origin: Slovakia
Notifying country: Czechia

Risk type: Health risk
The actual protection factor of the sunscreen is lower than declared (measured value: SPF 9.1).
Consequently, the user might be under-protected against UV radiation increasing the risk of sunburns or skin cancer.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

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

Perfume

Brand: Beautiful Parfum
Name: Keen Zonet

Country of origin: People’s Republic of China
Notifying country: Czechia

Type: Nº:9806-23
Barcode: 6 937926 316387

Risk type: chemical
The perfume contains the fragrances Geraniol, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Eugenol, Benzyl Alcohol and d-Limonene (measured values: 0.12%, 0.096%, 0.067%, 0.062%, 0.045%, 0.026%, 0.023%, 0.011%, 0.0072% and 0.0031% by weight, respectively).
Since these substances, which can induce allergic reactions and sensitisation, are not indicated in the list of ingredients, consumers are not aware of their presence.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

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

Perfume

Name: Choco Mademoiselle

Barcode: 7 369412 419613

Country of origin: People’s Republic of China
Notifying country: Czechia

Risk type: chemical
The perfume contains the fragrances Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Hydroxycitronellal, Geraniol and Coumarin (measured values: 0.065%, 0.062%, 0.045%, 0.044%, 0.038% and 0.022% by weight, respectively).
Since these substances, which can induce allergic reactions and sensitisation, are not indicated in the list of ingredients, consumers are not aware of their presence.
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 24, European Commission, June 12, 2020

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