Product Safety Alert – Holiday Gift Daily #36
Traditionally, the end of the year is a time of conviviality and togetherness. Giving presents is an undeniable part of this. But what should you pay attention to when it comes to the safety of these presents? There are still many unsafe products on offer. You do not want your loved-ones to be hurt.
Rukka Mehan Motorcycle Jacket
Today we draw your attention to a CE marked womens' motorcycle jacket in black leather from Rukka. It is fabricated in Pakistan and the alert comes from Finland, where the jackets' import is rejected at the border.
There is a chemical hazard to this piece of clothing. The snap fasteners of the product release an excessive quantity of nickel (measured values: up to 15.55 µg/cm²/week). Nickel is a strong sensitiser and can cause allergic reactions if present in articles that come into direct and prolonged contact with the skin. The product does not comply with the REACH Regulation.
We advice consumers that have already purchased this product to cease using it and contact the dealer where it was bought.
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This is just an example of product safety alert about toys or other items and their hazards that you need to be aware of. Millions of products have been recalled this year. Here's a video from the US Consumer Reports on how to protect yourself and your family. With our Holiday Gift Daily we will continue to follow the news on Product Safety and we will continue to keep you informed.