Incense sticks

Recall published
2016-11-14
Brand
Product title
Incense sticks
'CANNABIS' incense sticks
Product description
Rectangular cardboard packaging containing 6 hexagonal cardboard tubes. Inside each tube there is a white plastic bag containing 20 incense sticks, approx. 23 cm long, of which 18 cm is covered with a black solid matter (incense) which is highly perfumed.
Risk
The product poses a chemical risk because the incense sticks release aromatic hydrocarbons such as benzene, toluene, xylene and styrene during and after combustion and the estimated emissions exceed the recommended safe concentration for indoor air. Benzene is carcinogenic and mutagenic. In addition, these aromatic hydrocarbons are toxic when inhaled or ingested and irritants to the eyes and skin. As the product is intended for use in closed environments, the release of benzene and toluene is considered harmful to health.
Measures taken
Measures ordered by public authorities: Withdrawal of the product from the market
Barcode
8901810001794
Model number
Unknown
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Chemical
Country of origin
India
RAPEX Reference
A12/1488/16
Category
Cleaning / Hygiene Products
Risk level
Serious risk
Notifying country
Italy

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