Non compliant products on the EU market | RAPEX weekly Report 28 September 2018



According to the report of European Commission Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products, this week several products have been found non compliant with EU legislation. This included:

(*) Earrings (Brand: Orlob Accessoires)The earrings contain cadmium (measured value: 0.025% by weight). Cadmium is harmful to human health, because it accumulates in the body and can damage organs and may cause cancer. The product does not comply with the REACH regulation. Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer).

(*) Work gloves (Brand: Keron)The amount of Chromium VI in the leather is too high (measured value up to 9.2 mg/kg). Chromium (VI) is sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions. The product does not comply with REACH Regulation. Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Importer)

(*) Skin lightening product (Brand: Clairmen). The product contains kojic acid (measured value: 1.0% by weight). Kojic acid can induce skin sensitisation and is not considered safe when used on large areas of skin. The product does not comply with the Cosmetics regulation. Measures taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures (By: Distributor).

(*) Men’s shoes (Brand: Unknown). The shoes contain the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) Benz[a]anthracene, Chrysene, Benzo[e]acephenanthrylene,  Benzo[k]fluoranthene and Benzo[a]pyrene,  Benzo[e]pyrene, Dibenz[a,h]anthracene and Benzo[j]fluoranthene (measured values up to 28.3 mg/kg). PAHs are absorbed through skin contact and respiration. These PAHs are carcinogenic. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation. Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Retailer)

(*) Bag of cement (Brand: Momtazan Cement). The amount of Chromium VI in the cement is too high. Chromium (VI) is sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation. Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Retailer). Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Retailer): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures.

(*) Earrings (Brand: Mosaic). The product releases an excessive amount of nickel (measured value: 0.67 μg/cm²/week). Nickel is a strong sensitiser and can cause allergic reactions if present in articles that come into direct and prolonged contact with the skin. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation. Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Importer) Company recall page: https://mosaic.andmorefashion.com/toote-tagasikutsumine

(*) Toiletry Bag (Brand: Gaggs). The product contains cadmium (measured value: 0.0136 % by weight). Cadmium is harmful to human health, because it accumulates in the body and can damage organs and it may cause cancer. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation. Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer). Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market.

(*) Plastic doll with accessories (Brand: GUI YUAN). The plastic material of the doll contains DEHP (measured value up to 16.7% by weight). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation. Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor): Withdrawal of the product from the market.

(*) Plastic doll set (Brand: Unknown). The plastic material of the doll contains DEHP, dibutyl phthalate (DBP), di-isononyl phthalate (DINP) (measured values: up to 21,4%, 0.2% and 2,3% by weight respectively). These phthalates may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system (DEHP and DBP) and liver (DINP). The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation. Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Retailer): Withdrawal of the product from the market.

(*) Plastic doll with accessories. Brand: Unknown. The plastic material of the doll contains DEHP (measured value: 17.7% by weight), DBP (measured value: 0.7% by weight) and di-isononyl phthalate (measured value: 0.25% by weight). These phthalates may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system and the liver. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation. Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market.

(*) Plastic toy set. Brand: Unknown. The plastic material of the toy contains DEHP (measured value: up to 18,51 % by weight). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation. Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market.

(*) Toy stickers. Brand: Playbox. The product contains di DEHP (measured value: up to 0.18 % by weight). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation. Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer) Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Withdrawal of the product from the market.

(*) Work gloves. Brand: Active Keron. The amount of chromium VI in the leather is too high (measured value: 15.3 mg/kg). Chromium (VI) is sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and with the REACH Regulation. Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer).

(*) Inflatable swim ring. Brand: Numerous Star. The valve of the swim ring contains DEHP (measured value: 27% by weight). This phthalate may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to the reproductive system. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation. Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market.

SOURCE: Rapex Weekly Report

                   

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