Holi colour powder

Recall published
2016-06-13
Brand
Product title
Holi colour powder
Holi Gulal Pulver ('Holi Gulal powder')
Product description
100g transparent bag, welded and printed, filled with dark blue powder.
Risk
More than 30% of the particles in the powder are small enough to get into the pulmonary alveoli and it contains talc which should be kept away from nose and mouth of children under 3 years of age. In addition, the powder contains the dye CI 42535 which can cause serious eye damage and is harmful if ingested and it is contaminated by aerobic mesophilic bacteria (measured value 19000 cfu/g). The product has no adequate label claiming compulsory use of mouth, nose and eye protection and it can with regard to its foreseeable and promoted use lead to respiratory and eye problems and infections as the powder may be inhaled, come in contact with the mouth, hands and eyes and exposure to children cannot be excluded. The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.
Measures taken
Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)
Barcode
1MZ14FCL, best before 25.3.2016
Model number
Colour: dark blue
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Health risk / other
Microbiological
Country of origin
India
RAPEX Reference
A12/0748/16
Category
Beauty / Personal Care / Hygiene
Risk level
Serious risk
Notifying country
Germany

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