Friday, May 29, 2020Recalls of products (RAPEX)

Recall of products - May 29, 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: a hydro-alcoholic gel with insufficient alcohol concentration, perfumes containing unlabelled fragrance allergens and a varnish formulated with prohibited ingredients.

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Hand Sanitizer

Brand: Symex
Name: Hand Sanitizer / Hand Desinfectiemiddel / Gel Mains Nettoyant

Barcode: 5 412479 025821

Country of origin: Turkey
Notifying country: France

Risk type: health risk
The product contains an insufficient amount of ethanol (measured value: ≤ 42%). Consequently, it might not kill bacteria or viruses, which could then reach the user, increasing the risk of infection.
Additionally, the presence of ethanol is not accompanied by the corresponding hazard pictograms and warnings.
Users have therefore no information on the flammability of the product, which in the presence of an ignition source, could lead to a fire.
The product does not comply with the Biocidal Products and the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulations.

Measures taken by economic operators: recall of the product from end users (by distributor).

Perfume

Brand: Lucas Bossi Perfume
Name: Beauty Rose

Type: Eau de Parfum No: 5543, vaporisateur ur-Natural Spray Barcode: 6 937926 321718
Batch number: 03.2019

Country of origin: People’s Republic of China
Notifying country: Czechia

Risk type: chemical
The perfume contains the fragrances Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hexyl Cinnamate, Benzyl Salicylate, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Hydroxycitronellal, Hexyl Cinnamal, d-Limonene and Benzyl Alcohol (measured values: 0.4%, 0.16%, 0.10%, 0.09%, 0.026%, 0.017% and 0.012% by weight, respectively).
Since these substances, which can induce allergic reactions and sensitisation, are not indicated in the list of ingredients, consumers are not aware of their presence.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to retailer): withdrawal of the product from the market.

Nail polish

Name: Create it! Nagellak, Nail Polish

Batch number: I1800147 Barcode: 8712916841333

Country of origin: People’s Republic of China
Notifying country: Germany

Risk type: chemical
The product contains nitrosamines (NDELA, NDMA, NDEA and NMOR) (measured value up to 3,000 µg/kg).
The nitrosamines may cause cancer through ingestion or dermal exposure.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products regulation.

Measures taken by economic operators: stop of sales (by distributor)

Perfume

Brand: Beautiful Parfum (MEDIA-57182 right ml-4)
Name: Setion

Batch number: 10.2020
Barcode: 6 937926 312877
Type: Eau de parfum, Nº:9806-27

Country of origin: People’s Republic of China
Notifying country: Czechia

Risk type: chemical
The perfume contains the fragrances Linalool, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal and d-Limonene (measured values: 0.099%, 0.059%, 0.039%, 0.054%, 0.015%, 0.014% and 0.012% by weight, respectively).
Since these substances, which can induce allergic reactions and sensitisation, are not indicated in the list of ingredients, consumers are not aware of their presence.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation..

Measures ordered by public authorities (to retailer): withdrawal of the product from the market.

Perfume

Brand: Gino Tossi Parfums
Name: Active Men

Barcode: 5 904215 401933
Typer: Natural Spray, Parfim Body Spray

Country of origin: Poland
Notifying country: Czechia

Risk type: chemical
The perfume contains the fragrances Benzyl Salicylate, d-Limonene, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde and Coumarin (measured values: 0.52%, 0.044%, 0.039% and 0.0085% by weight, respectively).
Since these substances, which can induce allergic reactions and sensitisation, are not indicated in the list of ingredients, consumers are not aware of their presence.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to retailer): withdrawal of the product from the market.

Source
Rapid Alert System - Weekly Reports, Report 22, European Commission, May 29, 2020

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