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

Alert number: A12/0808/17

Product:  Leather riding gloves

Name: Twinflex

Batch number / Barcode:  EAN-Codes 4043197266879 and 51933517

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Brand: Uvex

Type / number of model:  Style: S453002/ black, size 8

Risk type: Chemical
The amount of chromium (VI) in the leather is too high (measured value up to 59 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: Importer)

Description:  Black and partially perforated leather riding gloves; unlined, with velcro fastening, press stud with horse motif, woven-in inscription 'SCHWENKEL'; elasticated strip, sewn-in labels; unpackaged.

Country of origin: Indonesia

Alert submitted by: Germany

Products were found and measures were taken also in: Austria, Denmark