Published: 13 June 2022  (Updated: 13 June 2022)

EU Safety Gate Alerts May 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.

Ireland

Wet wipes as they present a risk of microbiological contamination due to the detection of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa.  Products have been recalled from end users.

Cleanser with chemical risk as it contains an excessive level of salicylic acid.  Sales have been discontinued.

Germany

Baby care oil as it presents a risk of microbiological contamination with residual/condensing water droplets during bottling.  Products have been recalled from end users and withdrawn from the market.

Beard oil with chemical risk as it contains fragrances limonene, citral, cinnamal and benzyl benzoate and the substances are not indicated in the list of ingredients.  Product has been recalled from end users and withdrawn from the market.

Eyelash serum with chemical risk as it contains active substance cloprostenol isopropyl ester, which should be used under supervision of an ophthalmologist.  Product has been recalled from end users and withdrawn from the market.

Sweden

Skin lightening cream with chemical risk as it contains 2-chloroacetamide.  It has been withdrawn from the market.

Lithuania

Deodorant spray with chemical risk as it contains butylphenyl methylpropional.  It has been withdrawn from the market.

Sunscreen with chemical risk as it contains butylphenyl methylpropional.  It has been withdrawn from the market.

Hair mask with chemical risk as it contains butylphenyl methylpropional.  It has been withdrawn from the market.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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