Friday, March 13, 2020Recalls of products (RAPEX)

Recall of products - March 13, 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: henna contaminated with bacterias and a nail varnish remover formulated with a forbidden ingredient.

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Henna

Brand: Special Nadra
Name: High Class Red Henna Powder

Barcode: 0300515497716

Country of origin: Pakistan
Notifying country: Ireland

Risk type: microbiological
The product is microbiologically contaminated with mesophilic aerobic bacteria (measured values: 85,000 cfu/g).
If used on damaged skin, or if it comes into contact with the eyes, the product may cause infection or irritation.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures taken by economic operators: withdrawal of the product from the market (by distributor)

Henna

Brand: Special Nadra
Name: Henna Powder, Special For Golden Brown Hair & Hands

Country of origin: Pakistan
Notifying country: Ireland

Risk type: microbiological
The product is microbiologically contaminated with mesophilic aerobic bacteria (measured values: 76,000 cfu/g).
If used on damaged skin, or if it comes into contact with the eyes, the product may cause infection or irritation.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures taken by economic operators: withdrawal of the product from the market (by distributor)

Nail varnish remover

Brand: ibcccndc
Name: Gel Polish Remover, Magic Remover, 10ml

Batch number: U255
Barcode: SZ010092

Country of origin: People’s Republic of China
Notifying country: United Kingdom

Risk type: chemical
The product contains dichloromethane (measured value: 40 %)
Dicholromethane affects the central nervous system, can impair the neuro- development and behaviour of the unborn child and might cause cancer when inhaled.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Source
Rapid Alert System - Weekly Reports, Report 10, European Commission, March 13, 2020

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