Hair treatment - Keratin Complex smoothing therapy – Natural Keratin

Recall published
2010-12-13
Brand
Product title
Hair treatment - Keratin Complex smoothing therapy – Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment
Product description
Packaging: plastic bottle with screw cap - 4 oz / 119 ml Appearance: light brown, viscous fluid. Coconut fragrance
Risk
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.7 g/100g of free Formaldehyde. Due to the high level of free Formaldehyde (8 times the limit value), the product presents a serious risk to health, even if used according to the instructions, both for the consumer and for the hairdresser, e.g. through inhalation. Formaldehyde vapours can affect the eyes, skin and mucous membranes. Due to the high Formaldehyde content, the product has an irritating effect on skin and mucous membranes and significant allergenic potential. Formaldehyde is to be classified as a genotoxic carcinogen for the nasopharynx if the substance is breathed in. The product does not comply with the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC.
Measures taken
Batch number / barcode
Model number
Batch #0022KT, Lot #092909
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Chemical
Country of origin
United States
RAPEX Reference
1863/10
Risk level
Products with serious risks
Notifying country
Germany

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