Body lotion – Aquolina Latte Corpo containing yogurt fraganza frutti

Recall published
2007-06-11
Brand
Product title
Body lotion – Aquolina Latte Corpo containing yogurt fraganza frutti di bosco
Product description
White plastic bottle with black lid, volume 250 ml, pictures of strawberries and/or wild strawberries and/or apricots and/or citruses and/or cherries and/or coconut and/or vanilla on the label. The products smell like a fruit. Contains warning labels.
Risk
The products can be misused as food products because of their fruit yogurt aroma and the shape of packaging that resembles food. The product represents a serious health risk for children, as chemical pneumonia may develop after ingestion for following reasons. Unpleasant taste fortified by addition of denatonium benzoate (Bitrex) and the product formulation can stimulate vomiting after ingestion. Because of anatomical parameters of the apertura of larynx and aesophagus in small children, the vomited material can be more readily aspirated. The products contain detergents and emulsifiers in their formulations, i.e. active surface agents, which have toxic damaging effects on bronchial and lung alveolar tissues. The chemical damage is followed by inflammation, i.e. pneumonia caused by chemicals present in the product formulation
Measures taken
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal from the market ordered by the authorities
Batch number / barcode
Model number
All batches
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Chemical
Country of origin
Italy
RAPEX Reference
0574/07
Risk level
Serious risk
Notifying country
Czech Republic

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