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 sunscreen lotion that does not contain a UV filter.
Brand: Lage & Roy
Name: Sonnenlob Lotion
• Country of origin: Germany
• Notifying country: Germany
Risk type: Health risk
The product lacks UV filters and its actual protection factor is lower than indicated (measured value: SPF 0.8).
Consequently, the user is not protected against UV radiation increasing the risk of skin damage or cancer.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
Measures taken by economic operators: recall of the product from end users, removal of this product listing by the online marketplace, withdrawal of the product from the market (by nanufacturer).
• Rapid Alert System - Weekly Reports, Report 23, European Commission, June 5, 2020