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

Alert number: A12/0900/17

Product: Flip flops

Name: Unknown

Batch number / Barcode: 110751951 (black), 1107520783 (blue), 1107521757 (khaki), 1108022623 (navy)

Risk level: Serious

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Brand: Primark

Type / number of model: 02387/01, 02, 03 (black) , 02387/04, 05, 06 8 8 (blue) , 02387/07, 08, 08 (khaki), 02387/10, 11, 12 (navy)

Risk type: Chemical
The product contain polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), including chrysene (measured values: chrysen: up to 2.9 mg/kg; total of PAHs up to: 9.4 mg/kg). This PAH is carcinogenic. A person could be exposed if the product comes into direct and prolonged or repetitive 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: Flip Flops made of PVC (upper) and polyethylene (sole), available in different colours.

Country of origin: China

Alert submitted by: Germany