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

- Weekly overview report of RAPEX notifications

week 35 - 2011

Level Type No.
Ref.
Notifying country Product Risk Measures adopted by notifying country Products were found and measures were taken also in:
Serious risk Consumer products

1
0863/11

France

Category: Toys

Product: Birthday Candles "Bougies anniversaire Petit train" [Little train Birthday candles]

Brand: Unknown

Name:

Type/number of model:

Batch number/Barcode: 3 457000 019049

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Six birthday candles sold with a little plastic train consisting of a locomotive and five cars.

Country of origin: China


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Choking

The product poses a serious risk of choking as small parts - the roofs of the railway cars and the wheels - can be easily detached and placed in the mouth by children.

The product does not comply with the Toys Directive and with the relevant European standard EN 71.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market by the importer.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

2
0864/11

Belgium

Category: Other

Product: Fireworks "ATOMYC"; "COBRA"

Brand: DI BLASIO

Name:

Type/number of model: ATOMYC: 172 ES,
ATOMYC: 171 ES,
ATOMYC: 11 JUNIOR,
COBRA: 172 V

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Bangers with a fuse.

Country of origin: Italy


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Cuts,
Damage to sight

The product poses a risk of cuts and damage to sight as debris from the fireworks can be projected more than 1m laterally.

The product does not comply with the Pyrotechnic Articles Directive or the relevant European standard EN 15947.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

3
0865/11

France

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric grill "Plancha Electrique"

Brand: Carrefour Home

Name:

Type/number of model: model: HPG239_9

Batch number/Barcode: 3606605638739.

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Electric flat top grill, power 2000 W, non-stick coating. Adjustable temperature, fat collector, voltage 220/240V - 50Hz.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it lacks protection against contact with live parts in the area of the connector pins.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers.  

Cyprus,
Spain,
Greece  

Serious risk Consumer products

4
0867/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s dress

Brand: Banino

Name:

Type/number of model: 218

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s dress with short sleeves. Sewn decorations of flowers and numbers on which there are sewn or stuck decorative stones; 100 % cotton, No. 218, size: 3/2-6, without packaging.

Country of origin: Iran


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Choking

The product poses a risk of choking because there are easily detachable small parts which could be swallowed by a child.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

5
0868/11

United Kingdom

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Pushchair and car seat "Xcursion Travel System"

Brand: Mothercare

Name:

Type/number of model:

Xcursion Black Denim infant carrier batch codes: 20100802-17. 20101019-19. 20101229-22. 20110514-25; Xcursion Khaki Twill infant carrier batch codes: 20101215-21. 20101115-20;

Xcursion Stone Safari infant carrier batch codes: 20100923-18.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Pushchair and infant carrier.

Country of origin: China


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Burns

The product poses a risk of burns as the infant car seat has not been treated with a fire retardant. This could lead to ignition of the car seat in the event of a cigarette / match / flame coming into contact with the seat cover.

The product does not comply with national legislation.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall by the manufacturer.  

Cyprus,
Poland,
Ireland  

Serious risk Consumer products

6
0869/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s shorts "Bermude Za Decake"

Brand: Free Line

Name:

Type/number of model: 0510

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s Bermuda shorts with cords in the waist area that are tied in a knot, sizes 110-152 cm. The products are sold with a paper label containing information in Bulgarian: 100% cotton, size, height, country of origin, producer. There are also textile labels attached to the Bermuda shorts, which contain the following inscriptions: 100% cotton, treatment symbols and the inscription Free Line. The products are sold without packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries

owing to the presence of a cord with free ends, which is not fixed in at least one point

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

7
0870/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s dress

Brand: Jumbo

Name:

Type/number of model: 331854

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s dress, intended for children from 6 to 18 months of age, with shoulder straps of continuous length. On the front there are images of an apple and a cake and in the lower section there are pictures of strawberries. Composition: 100% cotton. The product is sold without packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of shoulder straps with free ends which are 335 mm long and a risk of choking because there are easily detachable small parts which could be swallowed by a child.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

8
0871/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s dress

Brand: Jumbo

Name:

Type/number of model: 9726

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s dress, intended for children from 6 to 12 months of age, with shoulder straps of continuous length. In the upper section of the front there are textile roses and in the lower section there is a flower with a rhinestone. Composition: 100% cotton. The product is sold without packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Choking,
Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of shoulder straps with free ends which are 245 mm long and a risk of choking because there are easily detachable small parts which could be swallowed by a child.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

9
0872/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's outfit

Brand: Jumbo

Name:

Type/number of model: Item 331842

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s clothing set: a dress and a bolero, intended for children from 12 to 18 months of age. The dress has shoulder straps of continuous length and flower patterns. Composition: 100% cotton. The product is sold without packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries due to the presence of shoulder straps with free ends which are 365 mm long.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

10
0873/11

Portugal

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger van "Master III"

Brand: Renault.

Name:

Type/number of model: Vehicles affected: beginning of production to 16/04/2010; Fabrication numbers: B000001 to B006693.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger van /Light commercial vehicle.

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Injuries

There is a risk of damage to the seals on the rear wheels bearings, when disassembled and remounted on the rear axle during repair work, which could then lead to damage to the bearings when driving. Possible consequence in the worst cases is a risk of losing a rear wheel as a result of damage to the bearings.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Germany,
Poland,
The Netherlands,
Ireland,
Denmark,
Slovenia,
Sweden,
Spain,
Hungary,
United Kingdom,
Estonia  

Serious risk Consumer products

11
0874/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s outfit

Brand: Jumbo

Name:

Type/number of model: Item # 331853

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s clothing set: dress and panties, intended for children from 3 to 12 months. The dress has shoulder straps of continuous length and flower patterns. Composition: 100% cotton. The product is sold without packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries as the shoulder straps with free ends may become entangled in fixed objects.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

12
0875/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children’s outfit

Brand: Jumbo

Name:

Type/number of model: Item no. 331857

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s clothing set: a dress and a pair of shorts, intended for children from 3 to 18 months of age. The dress has shoulder straps of continuous length and a textile ladybird; a the shorts have images of flowers and ladybirds. Composition: 100% cotton. The product is sold without packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries as the shoulder straps with free ends may become entangled in fixed objects.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

13
0876/11

Bulgaria

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Product: Children's dress

Brand: Jumbo

Name:

Type/number of model: Item no. 331872

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Children’s dress, intended for children from 6 to 12 months of age. The dress has shoulder straps of continuous length and flower patterns. Composition: 100% cotton. The product is sold without packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries as the shoulder straps with free ends may become entangled in fixed objects.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 14682.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

14
0877/11

Bulgaria

Category: Jewellery

Product: Face & body piercings

Brand: 99centbodyjewelry.com

Name:

Type/number of model: DD 664

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Imitation jewellery for face and body piercing and white metal earrings.

Country of origin: United States


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk as it releases nickel at the rate of 3.95 µg/cm²/week.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

15
0878/11

France

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Electric fan heater

Brand: Carrefour Home

Name:

Type/number of model: Model: HPH200M-10 EAN: 3608142463164

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black and white bathroom fan heater 2000 W.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because it has inadequate resistance to humidity and water may reach the heating elements.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD).

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

16
0879/11

France

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Pushchair "Explorer"

Brand: Phil&Teds

Name:

Type/number of model: Phil & Teds EX Explorer Nos 0610/0001 to 0111/4788 manufactured between June 2010 and January 2011. EAN: EX5 Explorer pushchair black/anthracite 9420015728262; EX11 Explorer pushchair black/red 9420015728231; EX3 Explorer pushchair black/navy blue 9420015728255; EX22 Explorer pushchair black/green 9420015728248; EX222 Explorer pushchair anise green/anthracite 9420015728781

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Three wheel pushchairs sold in different colours: red, black, apple green/black, navy blue and apple green.

Country of origin: New Zealand


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries as the brakes on some of the models concerned may be damaged and operate inefficiently or fail completely, causing a risk of injury for the child.

Incidents reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall by the producer  

Poland,
Norway,
Denmark,
Spain,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

17
0880/11

France

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Product: Pushchair "Hammerhead"

Brand: Phil&Teds

Name:

Type/number of model: phil&teds EX explorer Nos 0610/0001 to 0111/4788 manufactured between June 2010 and January 2011 EAN: HH5 Hammerhead pushchair black/anthracite 9420015719116

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Black, three-wheeled pushchair.

Country of origin: New Zealand


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Injuries

The product poses a risk of injuries as the brakes on some of the models concerned may be damaged and operate inefficiently or fail completely, causing a risk of injury for the child.

Incidents reported.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary recall by the producer  

Poland,
Sweden  

Serious risk Consumer products

18
0881/11

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Passenger car M3 GTS

Brand: BMW

Name:

Type/number of model: EC type-approval: e1*KS07/46*0012*.

Vehicles manufactured between 30.04.2010 and 15.06.2011 are affected.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Passenger car

Country of origin: Germany

No pictures are available

Injuries

Due to insufficient bonding, the rear side windows and the rear window may become loose during driving.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

The Netherlands  

Serious risk Consumer products

19
0882/11

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle FJR 1300 A/AS

Brand: Yamaha

Name:

Type/number of model:

EC type-approval:

e13*2002/24*0041*00/*01/*02*/04*/*05 Type: RP13.

The vehicles concerned were built between 2006 and 2009.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motorcycle

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

The bonding of cables may fail when all the electrical systems are switched on. This may result in the failure of electrical components and, in the worst case, in the engine cutting out while the motorcycle is being driven.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

The Netherlands,
France,
Denmark,
Spain,
Slovenia,
Norway,
Sweden,
Slovakia,
Hungary,
Ireland,
Bulgaria,
United Kingdom,
Greece,
Portugal,
Estonia  

Serious risk Consumer products

20
0883/11

Germany

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Motorcycle FJR 1300 A

Brand: Yamaha

Name:

Type/number of model: EC type-approval: e13*2002/24*0041*05, type RP13, model FJR 1300 A.

The notification concerns motorcycles manufactured between in 2010 and 2011.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Motorcycle

Country of origin: Japan

No pictures are available

Injuries

When the front brake lever is operated on the vehicles concerned the mechanism in the brake light switch may jam. As a result, the brake light may not be activated and so there is a risk that the vehicle behind will not realise that braking is taking place which could lead to an accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer  

The Netherlands,
France,
Denmark,
Sweden,
Slovenia,
Norway,
Ireland,
United Kingdom,
Portugal,
Estonia  

Serious risk Consumer products

21
0884/11

France

Category: Motor vehicles

Product: Trailers

1.        NOR 1500

2.        Premium 150

3.        PN2

4.        Premium 145 500 kg

Brand: Norauto

Name:

Type/number of model:

1.        Barcode 3501363798766

2.        Barcode 3499368027694

3.        Barcode 3499368027663

4.        Barcode 3499368027618

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description:

1.        Trailer

2.        Trailer

3.        Motorcycle trailer

4.        Bare chassis

Country of origin: France

No pictures are available

Injuries

There is a risk of compression of the axle arm and of the axle arm rotating a quarter of a turn when the trailer is loaded. As a result, the trailer can overturn causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle pulling it, which could lead to a road accident.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary corrective action taken by the manufacturer.  

Portugal  

Serious risk Consumer products

22
0885/11

United Kingdom

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Travel adaptor "Jasper and Jasper Revive Starter Kit"

Brand: Jasper & Jasper

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: AC/DC charger and adaptor. USB Output.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·      it is possible to enter the socket past the shutters to touch live parts;

·      the shutters can be operated by the insertion of one plug pin;

·      the neutral pin can be inserted into the live socket aperture leaving the live pin accessible, and vice versa;

·      the insulation between the input and output circuits is not sufficient.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant national standards.

Voluntary measures: Voluntary withdrawal from the market. Sales ban ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

23
0886/11

The Netherlands

Category: Electrical appliances and equipment

Product: Travel adaptor "Unlimited Energy"

Brand: DLH

Name:

Type/number of model: DY-WU583, EAN Code: 3700263764103

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Travel adaptor packed in blister packaging.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock

The product poses a risk of electric shock because:

·      the adapter can be inserted with a (grounded) plug Class1 but has no provision for grounding and is, therefore, unsuitable for use with appliances of Class I;

·      it is possible to access live parts when a plug is partly inserted into the adaptor socket outlet;

·      it is possible to insert only one plug contact pin into the adaptor socket, leaving the other pin accessible;

·      the contact pressure of the adapter socket contacts is insufficient.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60884.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

24
0887/11

Hungary

Category: Lighting equipment

Product: Rechargeable headlamp "LED Head Light"

Brand: Tanluxing

Name:

Type/number of model: EX032-7; Art No.: B-372

Batch number/Barcode: 8 372037 806897

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Rechargeable headlamp with 7 LEDs. Includes a built-in battery and battery charger. The product housing is made of black plastic with a red charge indicator LED.

Country of origin: China


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Electric shock,
Fire

The product poses a risk of electric shock and fire because:

·      the live pins may be touched during use;

·      the cross-sectional area of the core of the cable is not sufficient and, in case of a short circuit, the internal wires may overheat;

·      the accessible metal casing of the headlamp is separated by only basic insulation from the live conductors;

·      the basic insulated internal wiring contacts sharp edges of accessible metal parts and may get damaged. Consequently the accessible metal parts may become live.

The product does not comply with the Low Voltage Directive (LVD) and the relevant European standard EN 60598.

Compulsory measures: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

25
0888/11

United Kingdom

Category: Lighters

Product: Lighter "Premium Lighter"

Brand: Hailu

Name:

Type/number of model: None

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Jumbo lighter 16cm long, transparent various colours.

Country of origin: China


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Fire

The product poses a risk of fire because:

·      it has insufficient resistance to cyclic burning;

·      the flame height is too high;

·      it has insufficient resistance to spitting, sputtering and flaring;

·      flame extinction is insufficient;

·      resistance to continuous burning is insufficient.

The failure of the lighter to extinguish properly can lead to the lighter melting and gas escaping under pressure. This can result in the lighter becoming engulfed in flames which can in turn set fire to the surroundings.

1 incident reported.

The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 9994.

Compulsory measures: Seizure of the product ordered by the authority.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

26
0889/11

Portugal

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Shampoo "Vitamine vital shampoo"

Brand: Tempting (U.S.A.Color).

Name:

Type/number of model: - Expiration date 2014-08; - Batch number 9498; - Bar code: 8 436002 652350.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Orange bottle, 250 ml. The indications in the label are in English and Spanish.

Country of origin: Spain


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk as it contains, according to its label, the substance 4-Aminobenzoic acid (PABA).

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

27
0890/11

Portugal

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Skin repair mask "Live Mask repair"

Brand: Tempting (U.S.A.Color).

Name:

Type/number of model: - Expiration date 2013-12; - Batch number 8553; - Bar code: 8 436002 652718.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: Transparent jar with an orange cap, 150 ml. The indications in the label are in English, Spanish and French.

Country of origin: Spain


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk as it contains, according to its label, the substance 4-Aminobenzoic acid (PABA).

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

28
0891/11

Portugal

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Aftershave "All Yours"

Brand: Men’s Collection.

Name:

Type/number of model: All batches.

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: "Eau de toilette pour homme – Vaporisateur – Natural Spay" packed in a grey cardboard box with indications in English and French. Volume: 100 ml.

Country of origin: Unknown


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Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains the colorant CI 41090, whose use is prohibited by the Cosmetics Directive.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.  

 

Serious risk Consumer products

29
0892/11

Portugal

Category: Cosmetics

Product: Hair dye "Directions Semi-Permanent Conditioning Hair Colour"

Brand: La Riché

Name:

Type/number of model: Unknown

Batch number/Barcode:

OECD Portal Category:

Description: 4 x 88 ml tubs in each box. Available in 34 shades: Alpine Green, Apple Green, Apricot, Atlantic Blue, Bright Daffodil, Carnation Pink, Cerise, Coral Red, Dark Tulip, Ebony, Fire, Flame, Flamingo Pink, Fluorescent Glow, Lagoon Blue, Lavender, Lilac, Mandarin, Midnight Blue, Neon Blue, Pastel Pink, Pillarbox Red, Plum, Poppy Red, Rose Red, Rubine, Silver, Spring Green, Tangerine, Tulip, Turquoise, Vermillion Red, Violet, White Toner.

Country of origin: United Kingdom


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Chemical

The products poses a chemical risk as they contain, according to the label, the following colouring agents, whose use is prohibited by the Cosmetics Directive: CI 42535; CI 45170; CI 48054; CI 51004; CI 11270; CI 52015; CI 42595; CI 45430.

Compulsory measures: Sales ban and withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.