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

Alert number: A12/0557/17

Product:  Earrings

Name: Unknown

Batch number / Barcode:  8718286040918

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Jewellery

Brand: accessories

Type / number of model:  Unknown

Risk type: Chemical
The hook of the earring releases an excessive amount of nickel (measured value: 3.3 μg/cm²/week). Nickel is a strong sensitizer and can cause allergic reactions if present in articles that come into direct and prolonged contact with the skin.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)

Description:  Earrings made of dark metal, consisting of a bent hook with two filigree leaf shapes of different sizes.

Country of origin: Unknown

Alert submitted by: Germany

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