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

Alert number: A12/01113/20

Product:  Hand cream

Name: Intensiv Handcreme mit Sheabutter & Allantoin

Barcode:  Unknown
Batch number:  00760

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Cosmetics

Brand: Elcurina

Type / number of model: 

Counterfeit: NO

Risk type: Microbiological
The product contains an excessive amount of aerobic mesophilic bacteria (measured value up to: 30000 cfu/g), among which Pluralibacter gergoviae, as well as yeast and mould (measured value up to: 2000 cfu/g). Pluralibacter gergoviae may be considered an opportunistic pathogen and is often resistant to antibiotics. If the product is used on damaged skin, on mucous membranes, close to the eyes or by immunocompromised users, it may cause infection or irritation. / The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures taken by economic operators: Destruction of the product, Marking the product with appropriate warnings on the risks, Recall of the product from end users, Recall of the product from end users, Stop of sales, Warning consumers of the risks, Withdrawal of the product from the market, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor, Manufacturer)

Description:  125 ml of hand cream.

Packaging description:  The product is sold in a light brown plastic tube with a dork brown self-closing cap.

Country of origin: Germany

Alert submitted by: Germany

Products were found and measures were taken also in: Austria