Published: 05 May 2022

EU Safety Gate Alerts

Update on EC product safety alerts and reports of cosmetic products posing a risk to the health and safety of consumers.

The European Commission Safety Gate is used by EU market surveillance authorities to notify unsafe and noncompliant products, including those that present a risk to the health and safety of consumers.  The online system serves as a single rapid alert system for dangerous consumer products.  All non-food products intended for consumers or likely under reasonably foreseeable conditions to be used by consumers are included within the scope, with the exception of pharmaceutical and medical products.  This information is circulated among the competent authorities, through a network of national contact points.

CTPA regularly checks the notifications made via the rapid alert system website.  For information, below are recent notifications made by the Member States.

Spain

Nail hardener with chemical risk as it contains formaldehyde which is forbidden in cosmetics.  It has been withdrawn from the market.

Romania

False nail glue with chemical risk as it contains dibutyl phthalate (DBP).  The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.  It has been withdrawn from the market.  

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