Non compliant products on the EU market | RAPEX weekly Report 30 August 2019


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Category:  Chemical products  

Product:  Screen cleaner
Brand: Monster
Name: Screen Clean 3.0
Type / number of model:  MC CLNKIT LG V2 WW 129119-00
Batch number / Barcode:  05064476157
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains a mixture of the preservatives methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone (MCI/MI)(measured values: 0,0066% and 0,0023%).
Dermal contact with MCI and MI containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons.
 

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)

Description:  Screen cleaning product in a blue container packed in a white plastic box.
Country of origin:  United States
Alert submitted by:  France
Type of alert: Serious


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Category:  Cosmetics
Product:  Eyelash growth serum
Brand: Delia COSMETICS
Name: My WOW Lashes
Type / number of model:  W-002868-000-EX O-014419-00
Batch number / Barcode:  0280JM, 5901350474716
Risk type:  Chemical
 
According to the label the product contains the active substance bimatoprost, which should be used under supervision of an ophthalmologist. Use of the product could result in ocular and ophthalmic side-effects and it should not be used by pregnant and breastfeeding women, as it may affect the child.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
 

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

Description:  Eyelash enhancing serum in a 3 ml plastic tube and packaged in a cardboard box.
Country of origin:  Poland
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic

Type of alert: Serious

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Category:  Toys
Product:  Plastic doll
Brand: Unknown
Name: The undersea world - BRAVE NEW WORLD
Type / number of model:  Q887T3H540K30
Batch number / Barcode:  GTIN 8598871 800000
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The toy contains an excessive amount of di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value up to 4.6% by weight).
The phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system.
The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

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

Description:  Mermaid doll, 20 cm tall, long pink hair, wearing a bikini top. The lower part of the body is a fish tail. Face painted with unnaturally large eyes. The doll is in a display box with a pink plastic bottle.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Germany

Type of alert: Serious

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Category:  Chemical products 

Product:  Glue
Brand: AITE COOL
Name: SUPER GLUE
Type / number of model:  Unknown
Batch number / Barcode:  6915000100107
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The product contains an excessive amount of Chloroform (measured concentration 37% in weight).
Chloroform in high doses causes skin irritation and can damage health if inhaled or swallowed. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
 

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

 
Description:  Glue in a yellow-black tube, supplied in a cardboard with transparent plastic cover.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  Cyprus

Type of alert: Serious

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Category:  Cosmetics
Product:  Eyelash growth serum
Brand: MoLash
Name: Eyelash serum
Type / number of model:  Unknown
Batch number / Barcode:  04.2021-01, 5904730851053
 
Risk type:  Chemical
 
According to the label the product contains the active substance bimatoprost, which should be used under supervision of an ophthalmologist.
Use of the product could result in ocular and ophthalmic side-effects and it should not be used by pregnant and breastfeeding women, as it may affect the child.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

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

Description:  Eyelash growth set consisting of serum and eyeliner.
Country of origin:  Czech Republic
Alert submitted by:  Czech Republic

Type of alert: Serious

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Category:  Toys
Product:  Finger flickers toy
Brand: BJ Toys
Name: Finger Flickers
Type / number of model:  Unknown
Batch number / Barcode:  420901BJ
Risk type:  Chemical
 
The battery compartment can be easily opened without the use of any tools, leaving button cell batteries accessible.
A child may put these in the mouth, which could cause damage to the child’s gastrointestinal tract.
The product does not comply with the requirements of the Toy Safety Directive and the relevant European standards EN 71-1 and EN 62115.
 

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

 
Description:  3 light up fibre optic 'Finger Flickers', each containing three button cell batteries, in a plastic packaging with cardboard backing. The product was (also) sold online.
Country of origin:  China
Alert submitted by:  United Kingdom
Type of alert: Serious
                   

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