The Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX)

Alert number: 0441/08

Product:  Rubber solution in bicycle repair kit


Batch number / Barcode: 

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Chemical products


Type / number of model:  Item 68327 EAN-code 8711252 683270

Risk type: Chemical
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 18.4 m/m% of benzene and more then 50 m/m% of toluene. Benzene is classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic and toxic. Toluene is classified as reprotoxic and harmful. According to the Chemical Restrictions Directive, benzene and toluene are prohibited in consumer products at levels above 0.1%.

Measures taken by economic operators: Stop of sales, withdrawal from the market and recall from consumers by the distributor. (By: Other)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Administrative fine ordered by the authorities.

Description:  64 Pcs Repair Kit. The clear plastic box includes a metal tube containing approx 20 ml of rubber solution. The tube is labelled in 4 languages “Glue-Leim-Lijm-Colle”. The clear plastic box also includes several bicycle spare-parts.

Country of origin: China

Alert submitted by: The Netherlands