- January 18, 2018
- EU Commission
Withdrawal of consumer products from the market due to non compliance with chemicals legislation
According to the European Commission Rapid Alert System, last week the following products were notified.
(*) Product: Glue for false nails | Brand: Sheba Nails | The glue contains hydroquinone (measured value 0.05% by weight). Hydroquinone can cause skin irritation and dermatitis. The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Products Regulation | Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
(*) Product: Tattoo ink Brand: Eternal Ink | The product contains the aromatic amines o-toluidine (measured value: 17 mg/kg) and 2-methyl-5-nitroaniline (measured value: 9.4 mg/kg). Aromatic amines can cause cancer, cell mutations and affect reproduction. The Council of Europe Resolution ResAP (2008)1 on requirements and criteria for the safety of tattoos and permanent make-up, recommends that aromatic amines with carcinogenic, mutagenic, reprotoxic or sensitising properties should neither be present in tattoos and permanent make-up products nor released from azo-colourants. The product does not comply with the national legislation. | Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures.
(*) Product: Plastic doll | Brand: Beaut | The plastic material of the blue-haired doll contains bis (2-ethylhexyl) phthalate ( DEHP ) (measured value 33.3% by weight). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system. According to the REACH Regulation the phthalate DEHP is prohibited in all toys and childcare articles | Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)
(*) Product: Skin-lightening product | Brand: BSQ / Caro bright+ | The product contains kojic acid (measured value: 2.7% by weight). Kojic acid can induce skin sensitisation. The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Regulation. Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Retailer)