Product Safety Alert Holiday Gift Daily #27

Product Safety Alert – Holiday Gift Daily #27

Traditionally, the end of the year is a time of conviviality and togetherness. Giving presents is an undeniable part of this. But what should you pay attention to when it comes to the safety of these presents? There are still many unsafe products on offer. You do not want your loved-ones to be hurt.

We are here to keep you up to date on the latest developments in product safety. We monitor closely products that are being withdrawn from the market because of included hazardous parts. On the other hand, we provide information on details you should look out for when purchasing products that are still available.

Optimal – Wet Wipes Lavender

Today we draw your attention to Lavender flavoured wet wipes from Optimal. They are especially designed for delicate and normal skin. The product is packaged by 100 wipes in plastic. Lot 330, manufacturing date 25/11/2020, expiry date 25/11/2023 (3 Months after opening). The product was found in Cyprus.

The product contains a mixture of the preservatives methyl chloroisothiazolinone (MCI) and methylisothiazolinone (MI). Measured values: MCI 0,0009% and MI 0,0005 %, which are forbidden in leave-on cosmetics. Dermal contact with MCI and MI containing products can provoke allergic contact dermatitis to sensitized persons. The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

The wipes were withdrawn from the market. We advice consumers that already purchased this product to cease using it and contact the retailer where it was bought.

Product Safety Alert - Holiday Gift Daily Optimal Wet Wipes Lavender
Product Safety Alert – Holiday Gift Daily – Optimal Wet Wipes Lavender | Photo source: OECD

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This is just an example of product safety information about toys and items and their hazards that you need to be aware of. Millions of products have been recalled this year. Here's a video from the US Consumer Reports on how to protect yourself and your family. With our Holiday Gift Daily we will continue to follow the news on Product Safety and we will continue to keep you informed.

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