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

Alert number: A12/1493/18

Product:  Leather handbag

Name: Unknown

Batch number / Barcode:  4008280340874

Risk level: Serious

Category: Clothing, textiles and fashion items

Brand: Unknown

Type / number of model:  Article No 84049

Risk type: Chemical
The amount of nickel released from the clasp of the bag is too high (measured value up to 51 µg/cm²/week).
Nickel is a strong sensitiser and can cause allergic reactions if present in articles that come into direct and prolonged 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 (By: Retailer)

Description:  Handbag with detachable strap, available in various designs, with a silvery metal ball clasp. No packaging.

Country of origin: China

Alert submitted by: Germany