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

Alert number: A12/1543/18

Product:  Chipboard/Wooden panel

Name: Unknown

Batch number / Barcode:  All batches and all thicknesses with production date from 01.01.2017 up to 07.06.2018

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Construction products

Brand: Unknown

Type / number of model:  Particle board PB P3

Risk type: Chemical
The chipboard releases higher levels of formaldehyde into indoor air than declared by the manufacturer in the declaration of performance. If not used as an installation plate covered by flooring, or without a sufficient diffusion retardant coverage, the formaldehyde concentration in the indoor air might be too high.
This can cause eye and respiratory irritation, nausea or insomnia. In addition, it is toxic if inhaled and may cause cancer.

The product does not comply with the Construction Products Regulation.

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

Description:  Particleboard for internal construction use as a non-structural element.

Country of origin: Czech Republic

Alert submitted by: Germany

Products were found and measures were taken also in: Slovenia