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

Alert number: A12/1601/18

Product:  Hair dye

Name: Permanent Powder Hair Colour

Batch number / Barcode:  0622 7 , 4 987205 905599

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Cosmetics

Brand: Bigen Hoyu

Type / number of model:  58 Oriental Black

Risk type: Chemical
The product contains too much p-phenylenediamine (measured value: up to 10% by weight) and an insufficient coupling agent.
Uncoupled p-phenylenediamine is an extremely potent skin sensitiser and may trigger allergic reactions.

The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Regulation.

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

Description:  Grey powder to dye hair black in a printed plastic bottle with a screw cap. Sold in a printed cardboard box with a product leaflet.

Country of origin: Thailand

Alert submitted by: Germany