Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report
Report 5 ( Published on: 01/02/2019)
Weekly overview report on:
Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks
Risk type: Chemical
The product contains barium (measured value: 13.6 % by weight) as peroxide.
Barium peroxide is corrosive and irritant. Barium can be absorbed from the dye and have toxic effects on kidney and heart.
The product contains too much p-aminophenol (measured value: 13.6% by weight, final calculated concentration: 3.8%) and insufficient coupling agent.
Uncoupled p-aminopohenol is a strong skin sensitiser and may trigger allergic skin reactions.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Retailer): Destruction of the product
Description: Hair dye powder (light brown colour), packed in an aluminium sachet containing 15 g. Sold in a printed cardboard box containing 5 sachets.
Country of origin: India
Alert submitted by: Germany
Type of alert: Serious
Year - Week: 2019 - 5