Bari Cosmetics withdraws cuticle oil over child safety fears


Pure Ice Fixer Upper Cuticle Oil withdrawn voluntarily from Walmart shelves

Bari Cosmetics, a US cosmetics company that retails through Walmart, has voluntarily withdrawn its new Pure Ice Fixer Upper Cuticle Oil over fears that it might be harmful to children.

The product is formulated with a low-viscosity mineral oil that could be harmful if inhaled by a child, although no accidental inhalation by a child has been reported. Bari Cosmetics is considering repackaging the product with child resistant caps. Only 300 of the products have so far been sold to the public. Bari Cosmetics is now reformulating the product and will relaunch it in due course.

Sign up for your free email newsletter

In 2012, a Revlon Inc unit acquired certain assets of Bari Cosmetics including trademarks and other intellectual property related to Pure Ice nail enamel and Bon Bons cosmetics.

Find out more on best practice for securing your intellectual property at the 2016 Cosmetics Business Regulatory Summit.