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Nov. 1, 2019Recalls of products (RAPEX)

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Recall of products - November 1st, 2019

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: hair dyes, toothpastes and lightening products containing prohibited and/or dangerous substances and contaminated with bacteria.

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Hair dye

Brand: Mayuri Henna
Name: Premium Quality Henna Powder

Reference: natural black MON- CCRR, 1AR-0018, REG.Nº. 1069611
Batch number: MFG.LIC Nº.:32/2/2013
Barcode: 8904242800010

Country of origin: India
Notifying country: Slovenia

Risk type: Chemical, Microbiological
The final product contains an excessive amount of p-phenylenediamine (PPD) (measured value: 9.8%).
PPD is an extreme skin sensitiser and can trigger allergic contact dermatitis.
Additionally, the product contains an excessive amount of aerobic mesophilic bacteria (measured value: 30000 cfu/g).
If used on damaged skin or if the product comes in contact with the eyes it may cause infection or irritation.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Regulation.

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

Toothpaste

Brand: Apatite
Name: Professional 7%

Barcode: 8809130168978

Country of origin: Republic of Korea
Notifying country: Lithuania

Risk type: Chemical
According to the list of ingredients the product contains aminocaproic acid, which use is banned in cosmetic products. Aminocaproic acid is an antifibrinolytic drug, which impairs the normal break down of blood clots, increasing the risk thrombocytopenia and posing a risk for persons under anticoagulation therapy.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

Toothpaste

Brand: Apatite
Name: Denta Care Toothpaste

Barcode: 8809130169302

Country of origin: Republic of Korea
Notifying country: Lithuania

Risk type: Chemical
According to the list of ingredients the product contains aminocaproic acid, which use is banned in cosmetic products. Aminocaproic acid is an antifibrinolytic drug, which impairs the normal break down of blood clots, increasing the risk thrombocytopenia and posing a risk for persons under anticoagulation therapy.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

Toothpaste

Brand: Apatite
Name: Newchito Plus-1 Toothpaste

Barcode: 8809130169326

Country of origin: Republic of Korea
Notifying country: Lithuania

Risk type: Chemical
According to the list of ingredients the product contains aminocaproic acid, which use is banned in cosmetic products. Aminocaproic acid is an antifibrinolytic drug, which impairs the normal break down of blood clots, increasing the risk thrombocytopenia and posing a risk for persons under anticoagulation therapy.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

Toothpaste

Brand: Apatite
Name: Whitening Toothpaste

Barcode: 8809130160415

Country of origin: Republic of Korea
Notifying country: Lithuania

Risk type: Chemical
According to the list of ingredients the product contains aminocaproic acid, which use is banned in cosmetic products. Aminocaproic acid is an antifibrinolytic drug, which impairs the normal break down of blood clots, increasing the risk thrombocytopenia and posing a risk for persons under anticoagulation therapy.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market

Shampoo/shower gel

Brand: Bevola
Names:
> I. Bevola Duschgel (shower gel) 3in1 Energy Kick
> II. Bevola Shampoo Mandelmilch (almond milk)
> III. Bevola Shower Gel Mango & Peach
> IV. Bevola Shower Gel Wild Rose

Batch numbers: I. 92030019 / II. 91830019 / III. 91400019 / IV. 91410019
Barcodes: I. EAN 4337185214998 / II. EAN 4337185214059 / III. EAN 4337185216046 / IV. EAN 4337185216060

Country of origin: Germany
Notifying country: Germany

Risk type: Microbiological
The product contains an excessive amount of aerobic mesophilic bacteria, including Pluralibacter gergoviae bacteria which may be considered opportunistic pathogen and is often resistant to antibiotics.
If used on damaged skin or by immunocompromised users, or if it comes into contact with the eyes or mucous membrane, the product may cause infection or irritation.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Regulation.

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor, Manufacturer)

Skin lightening product

Brand: Radiant Glow botanical
Name: Brightening lotion

Barcode: 5055046400098

Country of origin: United Kingdom
Notifying country: Norway

Risk type: Chemical
The product contains hydroquinone (measured value: 0.05% by weight).
Hydroquinone can cause skin irritation and dermatitis and might also induce cancer.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

Skin lightening product

Brand: Fair and White, Miss White
Name: Lightening body lotion

Batch number: BN56587
Barcode: 877917004502

Country of origin: France
Notifying country: Norway

Risk type: Chemical
The product contains hydroquinone (measured value: 5.4% by weight).
Hydroquinone can cause skin irritation and dermatitis and might also induce cancer.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Regulation.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

Source
Rapid Alert System - Weekly Reports, Report 44, European Comission, 01/11/2019

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