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Nov. 29, 2019Recalls of products (RAPEX)

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Recall of products

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 false nail kit containing a prohibited solvent, hair dye and eyebrow dye containing highly allergenic ingredients.

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Artificial nails kit

Brand: Kiss
Name: Brush – on Gel Nail Kit

Type: 63374 KGLK01/JR0711 CR05

Country of origin: United States
Notifying country: Lituania

Risk type: chemical
According to the list of ingredients the brush-on gel contains tetrahydrofuran, which use is forbidden in cosmetic products. Tetrahydrofuran might cause cancer.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation..

Measures taken by public authorities (to importer): withdrawal of the product from the market.

Hair dye

Brand: Indus Valley
Name: Gel coloration

Type: medium copper blonde, Mfg.Li.n°:HIM/COS/2002/10
Batch number: 0.5943
Barcode: 8904061201357

Country of origin: India
Notifying country: Slovenia

Risk type: chemical
The product contains too much p-aminophenol (measured value: 1.7% by weight).
Uncoupled p-aminopohenol is a strong skin sensitiser and may trigger allergic skin reactions.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Regulation.

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

Brow henna dye

Brand: As Lashes
Name: Brow Henna medium brown

Type: medium brown
Batch number:0.140a

Country of origin: Slovenia
Notifying country: Slovenia

Risk type: chemical
The product contains an excessive amount of p-phenylenediamine (PPD)(measured value: 7.3 %), p-aminophenol (measured value: 14%) and m-aminophenol (measured value: 2.9%).
PPD, p-aminophenol and m-aminophenole are extreme skin sensitisers and can trigger allergic contact dermatitis.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

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

Source
Rapid Alert System - Weekly Reports, Report 48, European Commission, November 29, 2019

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