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

Alert number: A12/1409/17

Product:  Riding gloves

Name: Manchester

Batch number / Barcode:  4044791418367; production batch #16

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Brand: Roeckl Sports     

Type / number of model:  Article No: 3301-272; size 9

Risk type: Chemical
The amount of chromium (VI) in the leather is too high (measured value up to 8.6mg/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: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Importer)

Description:  Leather riding gloves with a velcro-type fastening, without packaging.

Country of origin: Indonesia

Alert submitted by: Germany

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