Hair treatment - Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy, Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment - Blonde Hair

SIAR Code: 6796
Category: Beauty/Personal Care/Hygiene
Source: RAPEX
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Publication Date: Dec 16, 2010
Affected Countries: Germany
Product Origin Country: United States of America
Product Description: Packaging: bulk product, filled from original packaging: white plastic bottle with print - 32 oz/ 946 ml Appearance: cloudy, milky gel Consistency: semi-liquid.
Coconut fragrance.
Product Brand: Coppola, Coppola
Type / Number Model: LOT 062410
Defect Description: The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 1.6 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.
Risks: Chemical
Measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer