Children's clothing

Recall published
2010-12-20
Brand
Product title
Children's clothing
Product description
1. T-shirt: Article 650: White fabric T-shirt. On the front is an image of two black-eyed puppies, one white, one brown with blue wings. Underneath them, "heaven sent" is printed in blue letters outlined in red. The rectangular textile label sewn to the inside of the garment bears the brand name in green lettering. A green and beige card label is attached bearing the circular logo (with a small red circle) and the brand name in beige lettering outlined in red. 2. Trousers: Article 890: Children's blue corduroy trousers with elasticated waist and metal press fasteners, embroidered with turquoise and beige thread, turquoise glitter and several ruffles of blue voile fabric. There is a pink rectangular fabric label sewn to the edge of the back pocket bearing the brand name in black lettering, and a pink irregular-shaped card label with a thin blue border with small flowers of various sizes with turquoise petals and small hearts outlined in white. At the top is a stylised yellow sun-like design. In the centre, "DuoCay Years" is written in white lettering, and below that, "jeans".3. Shorts: Article 1094: Violet jeans-style girls' shorts, embroidered with small violet leaves beneath the front pockets, and round metallic buttons with stars which fasten side straps. The pink fabric label sewn to the inside of the garment bears the brand name in white lettering. On the fuchsia pink card label are three black stars outlined in white, the wording "Yong Da", a white adhesive label with the article code, and the age. 4. Trousers: Article Y1096: Aubergine coloured jeans-style girls' trousers with silver embroidery on the back pockets. On the fuchsia pink card label are three black stars outlined in white, the wording "Yong Da", a white adhesive label with the article code, and the age. 5. Trousers: Article Y1096: Red jeans-style trousers with a white and red coat of arms embroidered on the back pocket. On the fuchsia pink card label are three black stars outlined in white, the wording "Yong Da", a white adhesive label with the article code, and the age. 6. T-shirt: Article VW21: Blue T-shirt
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 650 890 1094 Y1096 Y1095 VW21
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Chemical
Country of origin
Unknown
RAPEX Reference
1890/10
Risk level
Products with serious risks
Notifying country
Italy

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