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

RAPEX - Weekly overview report of notifications

week 6 - 2014

Alert number: A12/0220/14
Product: Magnetic nail gel
Name: Rouge métal, 15g. (Metallic red)
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Cosmetics
Brand: IVIN Cosmetics
Type / number of model: REF. IV-138M
Risk level: Serious risk
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains antimony (102 mg/kg). The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description: The product is sold in a white plastic container with white screw cap and two silver bands .
Batch number / Barcode: Lot n° : 565 103 02
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: France
 
Alert number: A12/0221/14
Product: Nail gel
Name: Early Morning
Risk type: Chemical
Category: Cosmetics
Brand: GEL II - Manicure
Type / number of model: REF G008
Risk level: Serious risk
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains antimony. In addition, the product is not adequately labelled.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market
Description: Soak off nail gel in a black glass bottle with a grey plastic cap and integrated applicator brush, all enclosed in a black and lilac cardboard box.
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
Country of origin: United States
Alert submitted by: France
 
Alert number: A12/0244/14
Product: Hair dye
Name: 100 % Pflanzen Haarfarbe
Risk type: Microbiological
Category: Cosmetics
Brand: Sante
Type / number of model: 1) Strawberry Blonde 2) Nut Brown
Risk level: Serious risk
The products pose a microbiological risk due to the excessive presence of mesophilic aerobic microorganisms (1) 90 000 cfu/g 2) 370 000 cfu/g), which may impair the quality of the products and cause health risks to consumers. Moreover, the presence of Enterobacter cloacae was detected in the 'Nut Brown' hair dye, which may cause infections in damaged skin.

The products do not comply with the Cosmetic Product Regulation.
Measures ordered by public authorities: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
Description: 1) 100 % herbal hair colour (powder) packed in a yellow and white cardboard box. 2) 100 % herbal hair colour (powder) packed in a brown and white cardboard box.
Batch number / Barcode: 1) 12100160 2) 13020363
Country of origin: Germany
Alert submitted by: Finland
Products were found and measures were taken also in: Denmark, Norway, Slovakia