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

Alert number: A12/0495/17

Product:  Gardening gloves

Name: Gartenhadnschuhe ('Gardening gloves')

Batch number / Barcode:  4047883040965

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Protective equipment

Brand: floraworld

Type / number of model:  Item No: 012448

Risk type: Chemical
The amount of chromium (VI) in the leather is too high (measured value up to 32 mg/kg). Chromium (VI) is sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and with the REACH Regulation.

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)

Description:  One pair of gardening gloves made of light grey leather parts at the finger tips and palm and purple and white textile material with a flower pattern. Sample size L/9.

Country of origin: China

Alert submitted by: Germany