A new maxi recall of shampoos, deodorants and perfumes that contain this toxic and banned substance

Recalls reported by the EU’s Rapid Alert System (Rapex) continue and highlight the continued presence of lilial in cosmetics despite a ban on the use of the genotoxic substance from 2022.

Let’s talk about it one more time lily (Butylphenyl Methylpropional or BMHCA) in cosmetic products. Since this substance was classified as genotoxic and subsequently banned as a cosmetic ingredient in the EU (as early as 2022), there have been a number of recalls containing it.

Therefore, the problem of the presence of lilial in shampoos, shower gels, deodorants, perfumes, etc. persists and there are several new recalls of potentially dangerous products.

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This is a real new wave of recalls that also raises some questions about the liability of the companies and stores involved. After all, until March 2023 it was time to liquidate the stock of products containing lilial but now the term is quite outdated and they must be removed from the market.

European Rapid Alert System (RAPEX) However, they continue to report cosmetics that contain it specify for each that:

The product does not comply with the regulation on cosmetic products

After a series of recalls in recent weeks – in addition to the Infasil deodorant reported in a recent test – the list has now been expanded to include shower gel, shampoo, deodorants, perfumes and other cosmetics or personal care products.

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Downloaded products

This is a list of new downloads due to the presence of lilial. We draw your attention to them in alphabetical order:

  • Breeze Neutral (batch: AG0251 AG0273 AG1152 AG2203) – deodorant spray
  • Clinians Attiva antistress – refreshing tonic
  • Comin Desire – perfume
  • Comin Parfum pour femme – perfume
  • Dove Invisible Dry – deodorant
  • Exotic Comin Parfum pour femme – perfume
  • Infasil Intimo cleanliness Natural feelings with chamomile – intimate soap
  • L’Oreal Paris Studio Line – Fix&Shine – hair mousse
  • Lycia Deo Evolution – deodorant
  • Malizia Malizia Musk – deodorant
  • Natura Oil Shower Oil Natura – shower oil
  • Natural Care White Musk – liquid soap
  • Natural Care Natural Care with antibacterial – liquid soap with antibacterial with glycerin
  • Natural oil – body lotion
  • NeutroMed Magic – shower gel
  • Nivea Black & White invisible – deodorant spray
  • Nivea Gel Extra Strong – hair conditioning gel 150 ml
  • Palmolive Shining Beauty – shampoo
  • Palmolive Hygiene Plus – liquid hand soap
  • Palmolive Softness and Shine – shampoo
  • Palmolive Palmolive Man – anti-dandruff shampoo
  • Shelf Sunscent – shower gel
  • Vidal white musk – shaving foam
  • Vidal Vitality – shaving foam

For full product details (and to track new recalls), go to Safety Gate: the EU’s rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products.

Meantime, we can defend ourselves simply by always reading the labels. Note that the folder list must never contain: lilial (Butylphenyl Methylpropional or BMHCA)

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