Friday, March 27, 2020Recalls of products (RAPEX)

Recall of products - March 27, 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: an antifungal lotion containing a prohibited ingredient.

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Anti-fungal lotion

Brand: Evterpa
Name: Lotion with tea tree oil for fungal skin and nails

Batch number: EV01072019
Barcode: 3800201864916

Country of origin: Bulgaria
Notifying country: Bulgaria

Risk type: chemical
According to the ingredients list and product information file, the product contains boric acid (declared value: 0.05%), which releases boron.
Ingestion or contact with an excessive quantity of boron may harm the health by damaging the reproductive system or the unborn child.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures taken by economic operators: destruction of the product, withdrawal of the product from the market (by manufacturer)

Source
Rapid Alert System - Weekly Reports, Report 12, European Commission, March 27, 2020

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