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

Alert number: 0937/07

Product:  Tooth whitener set – 'Maximum white'


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Type of alert: Serious

Category: Cosmetics

Brand: Smilecare

Type / number of model:  Best-before date 2009/11/21 (stamped on seam at bottom of tube).

Risk type: Chemical

The product poses a risk of poisoning because the presence of 4.0g/100g of Diethylene glycol. The product poses a serious risk particularly for children and the consumers with renal and liver disorders.

Measures taken by economic operators: Voluntary withdrawal from the market  (By: Other)

Description:  The set consists of a tube of toothpaste, a toothbrush and a container of tooth polish; plastic packaging with card back and accompanying leaflet.

Country of origin: China

Alert submitted by: Germany