Rubber solution in bicycle repair kit

Recall published
2008-04-07
Brand
  • RIPARA E VAI (“Repair and Go”)
Product title
Rubber solution in bicycle repair kit
Product description
“RIPARA E VAI” kit: the packaging consists of a sheet of cardboard and a clear plastic casing containing the kit, which consists of: two small metal levers, one small metal scraper, one multi-purpose spanner in metal with some rubber parts, a small tube containing the mastic bearing the words “RED SUN”, ideograms of a skull and crossbones and an orange flame on a white background. The “RIPARA BICI” set contains some rubber patches of various sizes, one small metal scraper and a small tube containing the mastic bearing the words “RED SUN”, ideograms of a skull and crossbones and an orange flame on a white background.
Risk
The product poses a chemical risk because the benzene content is higher than that permitted under the Chemical Restriction Directive 76/769/EEC. Given that benzene is classified as a Category I carcinogen, the risk is posed by contact and inhalation.
Measures taken
Batch number / barcode
Model number
“RIPARA E VAI” kit, Article code 263264, bar code 8 016565 004782,
“RIPARA BICI” set, Article code 263315, bar code 8 016565004058.
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Chemical
Country of origin
China
RAPEX Reference
0440/08
Risk level
Products with serious risks
Notifying country
Italy

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