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 cleansing product containing an excessive amount of a regulated preservative.
Name: Muravjinij spirt
Batch number: 80419
• Country of origin: Russian Federation
• Notifying country: Lituania
Risk type: chemical
According to the ingredients list and product information file, the product contains an excessive amount of formic acid (declared value: 1.4%). Formic acid is corrosive and can damage the skin and eyes. Its maximum permitted concentration is 0.5%.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
Measures taken by economic operators: withdrawal of the product from the market (by distributor)
•Rapid Alert System - Weekly Reports, Report 11, European Commission, March 20, 2020