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

Alert number: A12/0347/19

Product:  UV-tester wristband

Name: Unknown

Batch number / Barcode:  Unknown

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Childcare articles and children's equipment

Brand: Unknown

Type / number of model:  3195

Risk type: Chemical, Environment
The plastic of the wristband contains 2-ethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP) (measured value: 28 % by weight) and short chain chlorinated paraffins (SCCPs) (measured value: up to 0.44 % by weight).
DEHP is a phtalate that may harm the health of children, causing possible damage to their reproductive system.

SCCPs persist in the environment, are toxic to aquatic organisms at low concentrations and bioaccumulate in wildlife and humans, posing a risk to human health and the environment. Also prolonged exposure to them through the skin may cause cancer.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation and the Regulation on persistent organic pollutants (POP Regulation).

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): The company is reported to the prosecutor

Description:  Wristband intended for children which measures the total exposure to UV radiation.

Country of origin: Unknown

Alert submitted by: Sweden