Ban on MI on Products Used on the Skin ‘It should have never been allowed to be used in any products’

Ban on MI on Products Used on the Skin ‘It should have never been allowed to be used in any products’

Cosmetic Europe has recommended a complete ban of Methylisothiazonlinone (MIT) which is used in all products designed to be left on the skin.
Products that have contained MIT have faced criticism after people around the country reported severe allergic reactions which left them with redness swelling itching and some people even had to receive treatment at hospital.
MIT is used in moisturiser sun creams wet wipes and shampoos.
Experts around the country have called out for the chemical to be banned and now Cosmetics Europe the European cosmetics trade association has told its members to take MI from their products which are left on the skin.
In a statement they said: ‘This action is recommended in the interests of consumer safety is relation to adverse skin reactions.
‘It is recommended that companies do not wait for regulatory intervention under the Cosmetics Regulation but implement this recommendation as soon as feasible.’
James Ashton head of our Product Liability team said:
“Finally companies are going to be forced to remove the products which have been causing so harm to so many people. It is a little too late for many who have had holidays ruined because of the chemical in sun tan lotion. I find it incredible that so many experts have been able to ascertain the high allergen rate in this chemical it should never have been allowed to be used in any products.”
A lot of companies have said that they will not continue to use MI these companies include Vaseline Brylcreem Huggies Molton Brown Nivea and Johnson & Johnson’s Piz Buin.
If you or anyone you know has suffered please follow these steps:
1. Visit your GP and inform them of your condition
2. Keep the box or packaging and any receipts for the goods
3. Contact one of our team on 0113 2009 720

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