Published: 04 August 2022  (Updated: 04 August 2022)

EU Safety Gate Alerts July 2022

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.

Germany

Hair dye with chemical risk as it contains Barium peroxide and uncoupled p-aminopohenol and PPD.  Products have been ordered to be destroyed.

Hair dye with chemical risk as it contains Toluene-2,5-Diamine, 5-Amino-o-cresol, and uncoupled p-aminopohenol and PPD.  Products have been ordered to be destroyed.

Hair dye with chemical risk as it contains 2-nitro-p-phenylenediamine.  No action has currently been taken.

Skin lightening cream with chemical risk as it contains hydroquinone.  Products have been recalled from end users.

Lithuania

Cosmetic face masks, hair growth serum, hair styling mousse and hand creams with chemical risk as they contain butylphenyl methylpropional (BMHCA).  They have been withdrawn from the market.

Czech Republic

Body cream with chemical risk as it contains methylchloroisothiazolinone and methylisothiazolinone (MCI and MI).  It has been withdrawn from the market.

Austria

Spot and blemish face cream with chemical risk as it contains mercury.  It has been ordered to be marked with appropriate warnings on the risks.

Sweden

Face cream as it presents a risk of microbiological contamination due to the detection of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa.  It has been withdrawn from the market

Italy

Skin lightening cream with chemical risk as it contains hydroquinone.  It has been withdrawn from the market.

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