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

Alert number: A12/1398/14

Product:  Work gloves

Name: Pawa

Batch number / Barcode:  Unknown

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Protective equipment

Brand: Strong Hand

Type / number of model:  Art. 0174- 88

Risk type: Chemical
The product poses a chemical risk because parts of leather in the palms contain Chromium (VI) above the permitted levels (measured values up to 5 mg/kg).

Chromium (VI) is classified as sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive.

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Other)

Description:  Leather gloves with textile back. The gloves are beige and green and they have a leather strip as knuckle protection across the back of the hand (4 cm wide) and a 7 cm wide cuff of textile. The size of the sample is 10.5.

Country of origin: Germany

Alert submitted by: Germany