Children’s dresses

Recall published
2010-11-15
Brand
Product title
Children’s dresses
Product description
<a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2010-w46/2010-w46_27-description.pdf">See attached document</a>.
Risk
The products pose a chemical risk because they contain Hexavalent Chromium, in concentrations varying from 0.6 to 5 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, irregardless of whether it is in contact with the skin, and that Chromium VI should actually be below the detection threshold. The substance’s cutaneous sensitisation properties, i.e. its ability to cause allergic reactions such as contact dermatitis, have been demonstrated by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR 2007). Given that the target population is children, that the chromium VI content is between the values above, and that children have a tendency to suck on their clothing, we consider that exposure may occur not only via the cutaneous route, but also by the oral and inhalatory route.
Measures taken
Batch number / barcode
Model number
1. Article code: 5549,
2. Article code: 5547,
3. Article code: 5552,
4. Article code: 5550,
5. Article code: 5555.
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Chemical
Country of origin
Unknown
RAPEX Reference
1715/10
Risk level
Products with serious risks
Notifying country
Italy

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