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

Alert number: A12/1180/17

Product: Gardening gloves

Name: Unknown

Batch number / Barcode: Batch GE 9702

Risk level: Serious

Category: Protective equipment

Brand: GUT

Type / number of model: Unknown

Risk type: Chemical
The amount of chromium (VI) in the leather is too high (measured value up to 12.1 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: Recall of the product from end users (By: Importer)

Description: Leather gardening gloves, palms and back made of white leather, brown rose printed on the back, cuff (approx. 20 cm long) made of pink material.

Country of origin: Germany

Alert submitted by: Germany