Plant protection product - Ethalfluralin (active substance)

Recall published
2008-04-14
Brand
  • GAZEL
Product title
Plant protection product - Ethalfluralin (active substance)
Product description
The plant protection product GAZEL 33,3EC is packed in bottles of HDPE or PET of 1, 2, 5, 10 and 20 litres. The product is being sold in plant shops and can be bought by any consumer without restriction.
Risk
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains 136 ppm of N-nitrosamine (N-ethyl-2-methyl-allyl nitrosamine) in the formulated product, corresponding to 388.02 ppm in the technical grade product which bears the nitrosamine. N-nitrosamines are known to be of particular toxicological concern because they can be activated to genotoxic carcinogens. The product does not comply with Directive 91/414/EEC as regards the placing of plant protection products on the market.
Measures taken
Batch number / barcode
Model number
Plant Protection Product, Type 33,3EC
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Chemical
Country of origin
China
RAPEX Reference
0454/08
Risk level
Products with serious risks
Notifying country
Greece

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