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

Alert number: A12/1185/14

Product:  Green clay paste

Name: Argile verte montmorillonite 100% minérale ( Montmorillonite green clay paste - 100% mineral)

Batch number / Barcode:  Batches N°: 10414 , 20414, 30414, 40214, 12014, 22014, 32014. Year of manufacture: 2014.

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Cosmetics

Brand: Centifolia

Type / number of model:  Unknown

Risk type: Chemical, Microbiological
The product poses a microbiological risk because it is contaminated by an excessive amount of pathogenic micro organisms such as Aerobic mesophilic bacteria.

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains barium (308 mg/kg), lead (35 mg/kg) and arsenic (18 mg/kg).

The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Other)

Description:  Powdered green clay skin product (units of 250g and 500g).

Country of origin: France

Alert submitted by: France

Products were found and measures were taken also in: Estonia