Girl’s dress

Recall published
2010-12-20
Brand
Product title
Girl’s dress
Product description
Article 5566: Light blue girl’s dress. The front of the garment is of a lighter shade. It bears a manga-style print of two girls with long, straight hair. The irregular but basically rectangular cardboard swing ticket is beige in colour and bears a young girl wearing a small skirt, hat and red socks. She is playing golf. The brand (“Shun Da Kids”) is printed in red, together with “fashionable wear” in black and “fashion” in white. The golden cloth label inside the garment bears the abovementioned brand, the size, and “angelic girls” in red.
Risk
The product poses 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 code: 5566
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Chemical
Country of origin
Unknown
RAPEX Reference
1891/10
Risk level
Products with serious risks
Notifying country
Italy

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