Lime scale remover

Recall published
2007-03-19
Brand
  • “OK Casa”
Product title
Lime scale remover
Product description
Risk
The pH test carried out by Regional Environmental Protection Agency revealed levels that were significantly lower than the classification limits laid down for corrosive preparations. The information provided on the label and on the safety data sheet does not reflect the real danger posed by the product. The product poses a chemical risk and, since it is corrosive, can cause serious burns. The toxicological information on the safety data sheet states that it can cause slight skin irritation after prolonged contact. The label contains the irritant symbol rather than the corrosive symbol, and the specific risk phrases are not shown. The pH test revealed levels (1.08 ±0.08) that were significantly lower than the classification limits laid down for corrosive preparations (pH = 2). In one case of accidental swallowing, the label was of no help whatsoever. Indeed, it could have led the doctor at the poisons unit to take incorrect action. Fortunately, this was not the case thanks to the intuition of the doctor, who immediately suspected the error on the label.
Measures taken
Measures ordered by public authorities: Sales ban ordered by the authorities
Batch number / barcode
Model number
Lot No 29206. It concerns a cylindrical blue expanded polyethylene bottle with a white cap, capacity 500 ml, containing a colourless liquid.
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Chemical
Country of origin
Italy
RAPEX Reference
0278/07
Risk level
Serious risk
Notifying country
Italy

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