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

Alert number: 0480/09

Product:  Scarf


Batch number / Barcode:  6438114059678

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Brand: Arcade

Type / number of model:  Art. 15695,

Risk type: Chemical

The product poses a chemical risk because it contains banned azocolourants:

- the main red colour releases 210 mg/kg of benzidine, which exceeds the limit of 30 mg/kg,

- the dark red colour from the dots releases 78 mg/kg of benzidine and 74 mg/kg of 3,3’-dimethoxybenzidine, which both exceed the limit of 30 mg/kg. Levels in excess of 30 mg/kg indicate that azocolourants have been used to dye the scarf and therefore the product does not comply with the Chemical Restrictions Directive 76/769/EEC.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Import rejected by the customs authorities.

Description:  A red viscose scarf with dots in a darker red shade. Size: 70 x 180 cm

Country of origin: India

Alert submitted by: Finland