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

Alert number: A12/0469/17

Product:  Hair colouring product

Name: 1.) Chestnut Henna, 2.) Red Henna 3.) Black Henna

Batch number / Barcode:  1.) 8691833395139; 8691833395146, KS002 (packaging), KS001 (container), BBD 04/2017 , 2.) 8691833395214; 8691833395221, KZ002 (packaging), KZ001 (container), BBD 04/2017, 3.) 8691833395153; 8691833395160, SY002 (packaging), SY001 (container), BBD 04/2017

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Cosmetics

Brand: GOLD

Type / number of model:  Unknown

Risk type: Chemical
According to the labels, the products contain ingredients, assumed to be Toluene-2,5-diamine, 4-Amino-m-cresol and 1,4-Phenylenediamine (PPD). The substances are only permitted in oxidative hair colouring products with coupler substances and can cause skin and eye irritation. The labelling, instructions and warnings are inadequate.
The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

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

Description:  Hair colouring product (brown powder) supplied in 6 plastic bags of 10g, packed in a cardboard box.

Country of origin: Turkey

Alert submitted by: Germany