Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products | RAPEX weekly Report



The Rapid Alert System enables quick exchange of information between 31 European countries and the European Commission about dangerous non-food products posing a risk to health and safety of consumers. The Commission publishes every week an overview of the alerts reported by the national authorities, which include information on the dangerous products found, the risks identified and the measures taken in the notifying country in order to prevent or restrict their marketing or use. This is an extract of alerts related to chemical risks:
  • Snowfox - Leather gloves. The amount of chromium VI found in the leather is too high (measured value 130.5 mg/kg). chromium VI is sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation. Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Import rejected at border. Country of origin: China. Alert submitted by: Finland. Risk level: Serious

  • SUNCO - Crocodile inflatable toy.The plastic material of the inflatable toy contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 22.6 %). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system. Measures taken:  Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor). Country of origin: China. Alert submitted by: Portugal. Risk level: Serious

  • Yiduozi - E'Laine. The head of the doll contains di(2-etylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) and di(2-butyl) phthalate (DBP) (measured value DEHP: 27% by weight, DBP: 0.31% by weight). These phthalates may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system. Measures taken:  Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market. Country of origin: China. Alert submitted by: Hungary. Risk level: Serious.

  • Jewelry Christmas Calendar - Just for You. The necklace inside window number 2 of the calendar contains lead (measured value: 3.1% by weight). lead is hazardous for human health.  Measures taken: Import rejected at border. Country of origin: China. Alert submitted by: Finland. Risk level: Serious. 

  • Doctor PlaySet. The plastic material of the doll contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value up to 27.7% by weight). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system. The toy also contains di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) (measured value up to 1% by weight). Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer). Country of origin: China. Alert submitted by: Sweden. Risk level: Serious.

  • Sofia the First. The plastic material of the dolls contains di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) (measured value up to 23.4% by weight) and di-(2-butyl) phthalate (DBP) (measured value 0.5% by weight). These phthalates may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system. The toy contains also di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) (measured value up to 0.98 % by weight). Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer). Country of origin: China. Alert submitted by: Sweden. Risk level: Serious.

  • Vom Pullach Hof (counterfeit) -  LONDON GEL - Olympiade 2012. According to the list of ingredients, the gel contains methylisothiazolinone (MIT) and  5-chloro-2-methyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one (MCI). Dermal contact with MCI/ MIT-containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons. Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures. Country of origin: Germany. Alert submitted by: Slovakia. Risk level: Serious.

  • Sta-Sof-Fro - Olive Oil - Hand and Body Lotion. According to the list of ingredients, the lotion contains methylisothiazolinone (MIT) and 5-chloro-2-methyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one (MCI). Dermal contact with MCI/ MIT -containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons. Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Retailer). Country of origin: South Africa. Alert submitted by: Finland. Risk level: Serious.

  • La Fresh Synite -  1) Spiky Hair Gel - Firm Look; 2) Spiky Hair Gel Extreme Hold. According to the list of ingredients, the hair gel contains methylisothiazolinone (MIT) and 5-chloro-2-methyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one (MCI). Dermal contact with MCI/ MIT-containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons. Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Retailer). Country of origin: United Arab Emirates. Alert submitted by: Finland. Risk level: Serious.

  • Diana - Diana contre les taches de rousseur. According to the list of ingredients, the cream contains methylisothiazolinone (MIT). Dermal contact with MIT-containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons. Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Retailer). Country of origin: Lebanon. Alert submitted by: Finland. Risk level: Serious.

  • Clere - hand and body lotion. According to the label, the body lotion contains methylisothiazolinone (MIT) and 5-chloro-2-methyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one (MCI). Dermal contact with MCI/ MIT-containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons. Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor). Country of origin: South Africa. Alert submitted by: Finland. Risk level: Serious.

  • ST. Ives - 1) Daily Hydrating 2) Intensive Healing 3) 24 Hr Deep Restoring. According to the list of ingredients, the body lotion contains methylisothiazolinone (MIT). Dermal contact with MIT-containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons. Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor). Country of origin: United States. Alert submitted by: Finland. Risk level: Serious.

  • Revmatol / Med-Eq - Joints and Muscles Cream. The cream contains methylisothiazolinone (MIT). Dermal contact with MIT-containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons. Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Retailer). Country of origin: Norway. Alert submitted by: Slovenia. Risk level: Serious.

  • RICH -  (1) Pure Luxury Moisture Leave-in Conditioner ; (2) Pure Luxury Argan Curl Enhancing Cream. According to the list of ingredients, the products contain 5-chloro-2-methyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one and methylisothiazolinone (MCI/ MIT). Dermal contact with MCI/ MIT-containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons. Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor). Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor): Withdrawal of the product from the market. Country of origin: China. Alert submitted by: Portugal. Risk level: Serious.

  • RICH - (1) Pure Luxury Energising Multi-Style Gel; (2) Pure Luxury Argan Volumising Mousse; (3) Pure Luxury Energising Matte Texture Paste. According to the list of ingredients, the product contains methylisothiazolinone (MIT). Dermal contact with MIT-containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons. Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor). Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor): Withdrawal of the product from the market. Country of origin: China. Alert submitted by: Portugal. Risk level: Serious.

  • Perlier - Body Honey Miel - Fluid Cream Moisturizing. According to the list of ingredients, the product contains methylisothiazolinone (MIT) and 5-chloro-2-methyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one (MCI). Dermal contact with MCI and MIT-containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons. Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor). Country of origin: Italy. Alert submitted by: Estonia. Risk level: Serious.

  • Perlier - Body Honey Miel - Revitalizing Body Butter. According to the list of ingredients, the product contains methylisothiazolinone (MIT) and 5-chloro-2-methyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one (MCI). Dermal contact with MCI- and MIT-containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons. Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor). Country of origin: Italy. Alert submitted by: Estonia. Risk level: Serious.

  • Revmatol / Med-Eq - Joints and Muscles Cream. The cream contains methylisothiazolinone (MIT) as indicated in the list of ingredients. Dermal contact with MIT-containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons. Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Retailer). Country of origin: Norway. Alert submitted by: Slovenia. Risk level: Serious.

  • Caro White - Lightening Beauty Cream. The product contains hydroquinone (2% by weight according to the list of ingredients). hydroquinone can cause skin irritation and dermatitis. Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures. Country of origin: Ivory Coast. Alert submitted by: Finland. Risk level: Serious.


SOURCE: ec.europa.eu


                   

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