Friday, May 31, 2019Recalls of products (RAPEX)

Recall of products - May 31, 2019

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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 bath and shampoo gel for kids contaminated by micro-organisms and a lightening lotion containing hydroquinone.

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Shampoo and bath gel

Brand: Disney
Name: Shampoo and bath gel

Description: 300 ml of shampoo and bath gel solution in a yellow plastic bottle with a dark green cap, with a picture of Disney’s characters Winnie the Pooh and Tiger.
Reference: 1764
Barecode: 5206642000537

Country of origin: Greece
Notifying country: Germany

Risk type: Microbiological
The product contains an excessive amount of pseudomonas putida (measured value: 600 000 cfu/ml).
If used on damaged skin or by immunocompromised users, the product may cause a severe infection.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation and the relevant European standard EN ISO 17516.

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal from retail spaces (By: Retailer)

Skin-lightening product

Brand: Rapid’Clair
Name: Purifying and skin tone lotion

Description: 250 ml of brown lotion in a plastic bottle with an orange plastic cap.
Model: White Absolute
Batch number: N. 21091997 - Mfg Date 08/2017 Best Before 07/2022

Country of origin: Italy
Notifying country: Fance

Risk type: Chemical
The product contains hydroquinone (measured value: 1.4% by weight).
Hydroquinone can cause skin irritation and dermatitis.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Retailer)

Rapid Alert System - Weekly Reports, Rapport 22, European Comission, 31/05/2019

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