Hair treatment - Keratin Complex smoothing therapy – Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment

SIAR Code: 6797
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: Description: Packaging: plastic bottle with screw cap - 4 oz / 119 ml Appearance: light brown, viscous fluid. Coconut fragrance
Product Brand: Coppola, Coppola
Type / Number Model: Batch #0022KT, Lot #092909
Defect Description: 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.
Risks: Chemical
Measures: Voluntary recall from consumers by the importer