Incense sticks

Recall published
2016-12-05
Brand
Product title
Incense sticks
Incense sticks
Product description
Cardboard package with a cuboid shape. All sides bear the name of the fragrance and the brand (set out in a small oval with a red background). The package contains six hexagonal cardboard boxes bearing the same images. Each box contains a white plastic wrapper holding 20 sticks. Each stick is approx. 23 cm long.
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
1) 8901810001534, 2) 8901810001374, 3) 8901810001015, 4) 8901810001039, 5) 8901810001954, 6) 8901810001008, 7) 8901810001046, 8) 8901810001466, 9) 8901810001459
Model number
1) ROSEMARY
2) RED ROSE
3) PRECIOUS GULAB
4) PRECIOUS LAVENDER
5) PINE
6) PRECIOUS CHANDAN
7) PRECIOUS FRAGRANCE
8) OPIUM
9) PATCHOULI
Recall type
Consumer product
Risk type
Chemical
Country of origin
India
RAPEX Reference
A12/1641/16
Category
Cleaning / Hygiene Products
Risk level
Serious risk
Notifying country
Italy