The Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX)

Your search criteria was: formaldehyde

Number of results found: 58
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2013 - 3 19
A12/0079/13
Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Bed linen set

Brand: Maritzatex/ Hobby

Name: Christiano Mari

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: 3800150897577

Description: Bed linen set consisting of three parts – a pillow case, a sheet and a duvet cover, with various patterns – motorcycles, cars, princesses and others.

Country of origin: Turkey


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains up to 29.0 mg/kg of formaldehyde.

The product does not comply with the national standard.
Compulsory measures:

Ban on the marketing of the product
2012 - 34 32
A12/1281/12
Ireland

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair straightening product

Brand: Formula 1 Profissional

Name: Escova Iluminadora Inteligente Karite, Termo Ativo

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode: Validade: 7/2011 a 7/2013

Description: 1000ml Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) brown bottle with red and orange label on the front and back.

Country of origin: Brazil


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk as it contains 0.98% of formaldehyde.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive.
Voluntary measures:

Withdrawal of the product from the market.
2012 - 24 20
A12/0888/12
Latvia

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair treatment product "Complex Brazilian Keratin Straightening Treatment "

Brand: Cocochoco Professional

Type/number of model: Barcode: Batch No.: 10122011, Exp.:12-2014

Description: White plastic bottle containing 250 ml and packed in brown cardboard box.

Country of origin: Brazil


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk as it contains 2.64% of formaldehyde.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive.
Recall ordered by the authorities.
2012 - 24 28
A12/0896/12
France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair treatment product "TCQ Plus Phase 2 – Nano Hydra Keratin"

Brand: TCQ

Type/number of model: Unknown

Description: 1 black plastic pouch with a white screw cap – 500ml – containing hair treatment product.

Country of origin: Mexico


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 2.3% of formaldehyde.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
Seizure of the products ordered by the authorities.
2012 - 23 18
A12/0850/12
Portugal

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair treatment product "Spazzola Progressiva – Fluido 2"

Brand: Claudia Pazzini

Type/number of model: - Batch number: PR.0104110; Barcode: 8 010820 012291; Expiration date: EX.02-15.

Description: Grey plastic bottle. Volume 500 ml.

Country of origin: Italy


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.77 % of formaldehyde.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive.
Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.
2012 - 9 11
0337/12
France

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair treatment product "Brazilian Keratin Treatment Step 2 Grape Extract"

Brand: Rio Keratin

Type/number of model: Batch: 2549031 (same batch no for 946 ml and 118 ml)

Description: Hair treatment product contained in a white plastic bottle, 946 ml and 118 ml.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 3.5% of formaldehyde (limit 0.2%).

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

One incident reported.
Seizure of the product ordered by the authorities.
2012 - 8 3
0311/12
Poland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Babies' outfit

Brand: Padi Club

Type/number of model: EAN: 2007000028841; index: 00300201339001

Description: An outfit consisting of a top and trousers for children below 3 years of age. The top is striped on the front (white and navy) and has a decoration in the shape of an octopus, a question mark, and some text. At the back, the top is plain white. The trousers are striped white and navy. The product has a card label attached, on which there is information on the material and the care instructions (in Polish).

Country of origin: Thailand


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 158-168 mg/kg of formaldehyde.

The product does not comply with the relevant national legislation.
Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.
2011 - 51 1
1434/11
Spain

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Stabiliser for cosmetic products

“Estabilizante 1:1"

Brand: Salerm Cosmetics

Type/number of model: All batches Barcode: 8420282011174

Description: The product is sold in blue cardboard boxes containing 12 glass phials of 5ml each. It is intended to extend the shelf-life of shampoos that have been diluted with tap water.

Country of origin: Spain


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 25% of formaldehyde and, in addition, it contains 10% methyl alcohol.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EC.
Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.
2011 - 46 40
1296/11
Estonia

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Cosmetics pack "CoCo`s Brazilian Keratin Treatment"

Brand: CoCo`s

Type/number of model: Batch code 767

Description: Brazilian Keratin Treatment kit includes 4 white plastic bottles with inscriptions on the packaging: “CoCo`s Brazilian Keratin Treatment” and “professional use only”. The package includes: • 113 ml Keratin Treatment • 113 ml Clarifying Shampoo • 113 ml Moisturizing Shampoo • 113 ml Moisturizing Conditioner.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains free formaldehyde 0.7%. Formaldehyde is classified as a carcinogen for humans and has a strong irritating effect on the eyes, the skin and the mucous membranes. Formaldehyde may also cause severe allergic dermatitis.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EC.

One incident reported.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market.
2011 - 32 4
0763/11
Poland

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Women's trousers "Classic"

Brand: Mho Jeans

Type/number of model: OM 215

Description: Women's trousers - blue jeans type

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 180mg/kg of formaldehyde.

The product does not comply with the national legislation.
Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.
2011 - 23 13
0534/11
POLAND

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s undergarment 8026/ baby sprockets

Brand: unknown

Type/number of model: Unknown

Description: Children’s undergarment, green with floral pattern, packed in plastic transparent bag.

Country of origin: Thailand


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 44,9mg/kg of formaldehyde.

The product does not comply with the national legislation.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market.
2011 - 21 5
0451/11
CYPRUS

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair-straightening treatment "Spazzola Progressiva, Lifting Ristrutturante 2"

Brand: Claudia Pazzini

Type/number of model: Barcode: 8010820 012291; Batch No 0223311; Exp. 2/2016

Description: 500ml grey plastic bottle (30cm height) with blue screw-cap

Country of origin: Italy


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk as it contains 0.49% of formaldehyde.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Regulation.
Recall from consumers ordered by the authorities.
2011 - 18 21
0406/11
CZECH REPUBLIC

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Nail Polish "Nail Art Striping Brush in Bottle"

Brand: ZHIYL

Type/number of model: Unknown

Description: Auburn coloured nail polish. Black lid. On the bottle is printed the brand and name as well as the volume (10ml (25FI. OZ)) a list of ingredients and the statement: "No Toluene or Formaldehyde"

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.47% by weight of dibutylphthalate (DBP) which is prohibited in cosmetic products by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.

In addition it contains 4.52% by weight of other phthalic acid esters.
Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities
2011 - 15 12
0340/11
CYPRUS

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair straightening treatment "Brasil Cacau"

Brand: Cadiveu

Type/number of model: Barcode: 7 898927 206895 Batch No MHB001 Manuf. 12/2010 Exp. 12/2012

Description: 1000ml Brown Plastic Bottle (30cm height) with white screw cap.

Country of origin: Brazil


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Chemical

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains more than 6.7% formaldehyde.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
Sales ban, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers ordered by the authorities
2011 - 14 12
0315/11
FRANCE

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair treatment "Lissage Ultime"

Brand: SOCAP Professionnel Paris

Type/number of model: BATCH: 1984HO41

Description: White plastic bottle containing 400 ml. Bottle reads: "Soin lissant à la kératine - Chocolat - sans formaldehyde" [hair conditioner with keratin – chocolate – formaldehyde-free].

Country of origin: Brazil


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains more than 2.89% formaldehyde.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers by the manufacturer.
2011 - 12 18
0268/11
FRANCE

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair-straightening product "Hair therapy treatment"

Brand: Nanokeratin system

Type/number of model: Batch No: MD2009/11/10

Description: Brazilian hair-straightening product made of keratin - hair therapy treatment. 3L grey plastic bottle

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains more than 2.15% formaldehyde.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.
2011 - 12 21
0271/11
FRANCE

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair treatment product "Traitement capillaire brésilien à domicile" (Brazilian hair treatment for home use)

Brand: BHOME

Type/number of model: Barcode: 7898917748.35.0. - No batch number.

Description: The product is presented in the form of a kit comprising:

- a clarifying shampoo (60 ml);

- a smoothing "choco-keratin" treatment (140 ml);

- a "smooth styling" treatment (30 ml);

- instructions for use.

Country of origin: Brazil


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.61% of formaldehyde.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market.
2011 - 8 11
0165/11
FRANCE

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair-straightening treatment "Spazzola Progressiva – Fluido"

Brand: Claudia Pazzini

Type/number of model: Batch: PR.0108610 and PF.0101209

Description: Grey plastic bottle with a colourless, transparent plastic screw cap. 500ml.

Country of origin: Italy


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Chemical

This product poses a chemical risk because it contains more than 1.6% formaldehyde.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
Voluntary recall of the product.
2010 - 52 10
1956/10
BULGARIA

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Ladies’ shoes

Brand: Baobao D

Type/number of model: Unknown

Description: Ladies’ shoes Baobao D, item 247-2. The upper part of the shoe is made of imitation leather in beige, with a buckle on the front in the form of a silver crown attached by means of straps. The insole is made of natural grey and white leather with a silver inscription.

Country of origin: China


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because the insoles contain 344.04 mg/kg of formaldehyde.
Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.
2010 - 51 38
1924/10
POLAND

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: T-shirt (Daisy in Wonderland Follow Unicorn)

Brand: Wójcik Fashion Sp. Z o.o.,

Type/number of model: WHDA1OKA2/068, WHDA1OKA2/074, WHDA1OKA2/080, WHDA1OKA2/086, EAN 5900707093952, EAN 5900707093969, EAN 5900707093976, EAN 5900707093983.

Description: T-shirt with black and silver print that reads: “Daisy in Wonderland Follow Unicorn” on the front of the shirt. Defective printing is made with use of: print “SICOTEX SX 100”.

Country of origin: Belgium


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Chemical

These products pose a chemical risk because the printing on the front of the shirts contains 52 mg/kg of formaldehyde.

The product does not comply with the national legislation.
Voluntary withdrawal from the market and destruction of the products by the importer.
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