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

Alert number: A12/0462/19

Product:  Mascara

Name: Neon Eye Mascara

Batch number / Barcode:  5 060335 875150

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Cosmetics

Brand: PaintGlow

Type / number of model:  36/2114

Risk type: Chemical
The product contains an excessive amount of butylparaben (measured value as acid: 0.17 % by weight).
Butylparaben is a reproductive toxicant and may have a potential endocrine disrupting activity.
According to the list of ingredients the product contains the colorants Solvent Yellow 172, CI 45161 and CI 45174, which are not authorised for its use in cosmetics, as well as CI 74620, which is authorised but not in eye products.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)

Description:  Neon mascara supplied in a printed plastic tube with screw top and brush applicator.

Country of origin: United Kingdom

Alert submitted by: Germany

Products were found and measures were taken also in: Austria, Denmark, Portugal