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

Alert number: A12/1602/18

Product:  Hair dye

Name: Permanent Powder Hair Colour

Batch number / Barcode:  098 1 , 4 987205 905483

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Cosmetics

Brand: Bigen Hoyu

Type / number of model:  48 Dark Chestnut

Risk type: Chemical
The product contains too much p-phenylenediamine and toluene-2,5-diamine sulphate (measured values: up to 4.9% and 4.2% by weight respectively) and an insufficient coupling agent.
Uncoupled p-phenylenediamine and and toluene-2,5-diamine sulphate are extremely potent skin sensitisers 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 dark brown, 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