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RAPEX RECALL PLATFORM

RAPEX is an information platform between EU national authorities and the European Commission on dangerous product found on the market.


STATISTIC FIGURE

During May and August of Year 2016, there are in total 31 recalled cosmetic products.
Among all, 81% of the recalled cosmetic products were associated with chemical risk. Over 10% were found to have excessive microbial content. The remaining of the recalled cosmetic products were alerted to have Health Risk.


NO. OF RECALLED COSMETIC PRODUCTS ASSOCIATED WITH THE FOLLOWING RISK:

Chemical risk: 25 (81%)
Microbiological risk: 3 (10%)
Health risk: 1 (3%)
Health and microbiological risk: 2 (6%)


MICROBIOLOGICAL RISK

Various types of cosmetic products, including make-up product, skin care product, body/hair cleansing product, were recalled due to excessive level of detected aerobic mesophilic bacteria.

HEALTH RISK

Inadequate warning sentence(s) can lead to potential health risk. The cosmetics recalled involve a sunscreen product and Holi colour powder.

CHEMICAL RISK

LEAVE-ON PRODUCTS
Leave- on cosmetic products containing Methylisothiazolinone (MI) and Methylchloroisothiazaolinone (MCI) were alerted. The use of MI/MCI is further restricted and prohibited in leave on product in regulation 1003/2014/EU. Since 16 April 2016, only cosmetic products which comply with the regulation can be made available to the market.

SKIN CARE PRODUCTS
Two skin care products were found to contain corticosteroids which should be applied to the skin only if prescribed to treat certain skin conditions.

HAIR PRODUCTS
In total 7 hair cosmetic products and a number of findings were reported during the period May and August. They involve the use of Sodium Perborate, the use of o-aminophenol without appropriate labelling and warnings, excessive amount of formaldehyde, etc.



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