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

Alert number: A12/0466/17

Product: Leather gloves

Name: Spirit Motors Biker’s black leather glove 2.0

Batch number / Barcode: Unknown

Risk level: Serious

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Brand: Polo Motorrad und Sportswear

Type / number of model: 31015001040

Risk type: Chemical
The amount of chromium (VI) found in the leather is too high (measured value up to 29 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: A pair of black leather motorcycle gloves, previously known as ‘Spirit Motors Smarty’.

Country of origin: Pakistan

Alert submitted by: Germany

Products were found and measures were taken also in: Poland, The Netherlands