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

Alert number: A12/1188/18

Product:  Leather riding gloves

Name: tensa light

Batch number / Barcode:  4 043197 282015

Risk level: Serious

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Brand: uvex

Type / number of model:  size 10

Risk type: Chemical
The amount of chromium (VI) in the leather is too high (measured value 39.2 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: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)

Description:  Brown gloves, made partly from leather and partly from fabric, with velcro fastener.

Country of origin: Unknown

Alert submitted by: Germany

Products were found and measures were taken also in: Finland, France