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

Alert number: A12/0420/17

Product:  Handbag

Name: Unknown

Batch number / Barcode:  Unknown

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Brand: 5th Avenue

Type / number of model:  Article numbers: 4102230 and 4102231

Risk type: Chemical
The amount of chromium (VI) found in the leather in various parts of the bag (e.g. the strap of the handbag) is too high (measured value: up to 62 mg/kg). 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 (By: Importer)

Description:  Ladies' handbag made of beige or black suede with leather fringes, interior beige textile lining, inner pocket with zipper, large pockets; magnetic fastener, strap bracket and adjustable buckle made of silver-grey metal; not packaged.

Country of origin: India

Alert submitted by: Germany

Products were found and measures were taken also in: Poland, Slovakia