Jacket

Recall published
2010-11-01
Brand
Product title
Jacket
Product description
Zipped red jacket with zips on four front pockets and press-fasteners on two other front pockets. The article label has three stripes (white, yellow and green) bearing the brand name above the word "Diffusion" in brown. The same words appear vertically in black on the transparent plastic packaging containing the garment.
Risk
The product poses a chemical risk because it contains Hexavalent Chromium, in concentrations varying from 2.4 to 19.2 mg/kg. Given that Oeko Tex Standard 100 states that, to ensure optimum quality, total chromium content should be less than 1 mg/kg for children’s clothing and less than 2 mg/kg for all other clothing, regardless of whether it is in contact with the skin, and that Chromium VI should actually be below the detection threshold, we feel a limit of 5 mg/kg of Chromium VI is a practical threshold beyond which there is a serious risk of allergic contact dermatitis. In support of this, there are clinical studies which indicate that, for leather goods, 50% of sensitive subjects experienced contact dermatitis at this level. By analogy, and given that these articles will be in direct contact with the skin for possibly an entire working day, we believe that they pose a serious risk of allergy to consumers.
Measures taken
Batch number / barcode
Model number
Article code 9002
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Chemical
Country of origin
Unknown
RAPEX Reference
1629/10
Risk level
Products with serious risks
Notifying country
Italy

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