Children's clothing

Recall published
2010-11-29
Brand
  • BYK
Product title
Children's clothing
Product description
<a href="http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/images/rapex/2010-w48/2010-w48_3-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. 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. According to the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR; 2007), chromium VI should actually be below the detection limit due to the substance’s cutaneous sensitisation properties, i.e. its ability to cause allergic reactions such as contact dermatitis. Taking into account that the target population is children who have a tendency to suck on their clothing and that the chromium VI content is above established limit values, we consider that exposure may occur not only via the cutaneous route, but also by the oral and inhalatory route and that the products therefore pose a chemical risk.
Measures taken
Batch number / barcode
Model number
Article codes:
1. Jacket: G601,
2. T-shirt: J7,
3. Jumper and trousers: J51,
4. Sweatshirt: J115,
5. Jacket and track suit: J118,
6. Sweatshirt: J121,
7. Sweatshirt: J122,
8. Shirt: J132,
9. T-shirt and trousers: 518,
10. T-shirts and shorts: 648,
11. T-shirt and shorts: 7912,
12. Track suit: W904.
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Chemical
Country of origin
Unknown
RAPEX Reference
1757/10
Risk level
Products with serious risks
Notifying country
Italy

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