Friday, June 26, 2020Recalls of products (RAPEX)

Recall of products - June 26, 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: hand sanitizers with alcohol levels that are insufficient and an eyelash serum containing a hazardous ingredient.

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Hand sanitizer

Brand: Vecteur Energy
Name: Hydroalcoolic Antibactérien

Batch number: 3 416381 960531
Type: Argent Colloïdal 200 ppm, Lavande

Country of origin: France
Notifying country: France

Risk type: health
The product contains an insufficient amount of ethanol (measured value: ≤ 35%). Consequently, it might not kill bacteria or viruses, which could then reach the user.
Additionally, the presence of ethanol is not accompanied by the corresponding clearly visible and appropriate hazard pictograms and warnings. Users have therefore no evident information on the flammability of the product.
The product does not comply with the Biocidal Products and the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulations.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to Manufacturer): recall of the product from end users

Hand sanitizer

Brand: Shield
Name: Hand Sanitiser Gel

Country of origin: United Kingdom
Notifying country: United Kingdom

Risk type: health
The product contains an insufficient amount of ethanol and propan-2-ol (measured values: ≤ 0.05% and ≤ 0.1%, respectively).
Consequently, it does not kill bacteria or viruses, which could then reach the user.
The product does contain methanol (measured value: 3.4%), which is acutely toxic to the central nervous system and the eye.
Ingestion or contact with methanol can lead to blindness and death.
Furthermore, the presence of methanol is not accompanied by the corresponding hazard pictograms and warnings.
Users have therefore no information on the toxicity and flammability of the product.
The product does not comply with the Biocidal Products and the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulations.

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)

Eyelash growth serum

Brand: Vivele
Name: Spectacular Eyelash Conditioner

Batch number: NC 8236
Barcode: 4 260267 890073

Country of origin: Austria
Notifying country: Germany

Risk type: chemical
The product contains the active substance cloprostenol isopropyl ester (measured value: 0.0012 %), which should be used under supervision of an ophthalmologist.
Cloprostenol isopropyl ester is a prostaglandin analogue, which could cause eye and ophthalmic defects in the user and should not be used by pregnant and breastfeeding women, as it may affect the child.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures taken by economic operators: removal of this product listing by the online marketplace, stop of sales (by retailer)

Source
Rapid Alert System - Weekly Reports, Report 26, European Commission, June 26, 2020

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