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

Alert number: A12/1538/17

Product:  Hair care product

Name: LONDON GEL - Olympiade 2012

Batch number / Barcode:  4 009737 306337

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Cosmetics

Brand: Vom Pullach Hof (counterfeit)

Type / number of model:  Unknown


Risk type: Chemical
According to the list of ingredients, the gel contains methylisothiazolinone (MI) and methylchloroisothiazolinone (MCI). Dermal contact with MCI/MI-containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitised persons.

According to the Cosmetic Products Regulation, MCI/MI are prohibited in leave-on cosmetic products.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

Description:  Hair-gel (leave-on product) in a 500 ml white plastic bottle with a red label, white marking and a red lid.

Country of origin: Germany

Alert submitted by: Slovakia