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

Alert number: A12/1612/18

Product:  Water shoes

Name: Beachwalker XP

Batch number / Barcode:  Batch: PO# 16000441 EAN: 8032621391733, 8032621391740, 8032621391757, 8032621391764, 8032621391771, 8032621391788, 8032621391795, 8032621391801

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Hobby/sports equipment

Brand: Aqua Sphere

Type / number of model:  black/silver

Risk type: Chemical
The shoes contain the polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) benz(a)anthracene (measured value 2.4 mg/kg), chrysene (measured value 1.2 mg/kg) and benzo(e)pyrene (measured value 1.3 mg/kg).
PAHs are absorbed through skin contact. These PAHs are carcinogenic.

The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.

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

Description:  Black/silver neoprene water shoes; no packaging.

Country of origin: China

Alert submitted by: Germany

Products were found and measures were taken also in: Finland