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

Alert number: 0879/09

Product:  Nail polish “Advanced Hard as Nails”


Batch number / Barcode: 

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Cosmetics

Brand: Sally Hansen

Type / number of model:  Batch code: 2GPXKC; EAN: 074170261264

Risk type: Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 0.045% by weight of dibutyl phthalate (DBP), which is prohibited in cosmetics by the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC. Dibutyl phthalate may cause harm to the unborn child and lead to the possible risk of impaired fertility. Phthalates have a negative effect on the development of reproductive organs.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities.

Description:  Pink nail polish in a 13.3 ml glass bottle of approximate size: 85x35 mm.

Country of origin: United States

Alert submitted by: Estonia

Products were found and measures were taken also in: Latvia