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

Alert number: A12/0587/17

Product:  Riding gloves

Name: Uvex classic

Batch number / Barcode:  EAN-Code 4043197267098

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Brand: Uvex

Type / number of model:  Schwarz (Item No S45300302 29-36)

Risk type: Chemical
The amount of chromium (VI) in the leather is too high (measured value up to 24 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, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)

Description:  Unlined gloves made of black, partly perforated leather with Velcro fastener and woven 'Schwenkel' logo, button with horse's head motif, elastic, 'uvex' and '7' labels.

Country of origin: Indonesia

Alert submitted by: Germany

Products were found and measures were taken also in: Belgium, Denmark, France, Luxembourg