Rapid Alert System - Weekly Report

Report 5 ( Published on: 01/02/2019)

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Weekly report on consumer products
Products with serious risks 

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Alert number: A12/0173/19       
Category:  Cosmetics
Product:  Hair dye
Brand: Color Mate
Name: Hair Color
Type / number of model:  Light Brown 9.7
Batch number / Barcode:  8 906016 050843 Batch Number: 07
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