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June 21, 2019Recalls of products (RAPEX)

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Recall of products

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 product targeted by the RAPEX alert system this week: a children’s hand soap containing bacteria, and an eyelash booster serum containing a hazardous drug substance.

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Liquid soap

Brand: Disney
Name: Hand Soap

Description: Liquid hand soap for children in a 300 ml plastic bottle with a red band and white plastic dispenser top. Images from ‘Cars’ and ‘Disney’ wording on the upper part of the bottle.
Reference: EN 002
Batch number: LOT572/3M013MS1
Barcode: 5206642000094

Country of origin: Greece
Notifying country: Germany

Risk type: Microbiological
The product contains an excessive amount of aerobic mesophilic bacteria including Pseudomonas putida, Pseudomonas stutzeri, Klebsiella oxytoca, Citrobacter freundii, Enterobacter cloacae (measured value: 2000 000 cfu/g).
If used on damaged skin or by immunocompromised users, or if it comes into contact with the eyes or mucous membrane, the product may cause infection or irritation.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation and the relevant European standard EN ISO 17516.

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal from points of sale. (By: Retailer)

Eyelash growth serum

Brand: Care 4 lashes
Name: Eyelash booster

Description: Eyelash serum is packed in a cylinder shaped mascara bottle with small thin brush. The bottle is packed in a cardboard package.
Reference: art. 01370
Batch number: 20190327
Barcode: 6438192003105

Country of origin: China
Notifying country: Finland

Risk type: Chemical
The product contains the pharmacologically active substance bimatoprost.
Use of the product could result in ocular and ophthalmic side-effects (e.g. itching and swelling of the eyelids, eyelid inflammation, hyper-pigmentation of the eyelids, conjunctival hyperaemia, eye pain or allergic reaction).

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Import rejected at border

Source
Rapid Alert System - Weekly Reports, Rapport 25, European Comission, 21/06/2019

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