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Urgent recall: Dangerous hospital germ found in children's product

2021-01-22T06:40:28.508Z

A product for children is subject to a recall. In a sample of the paint for finger painting, a dangerous hospital germ was detected.



A product for children is subject to a recall.

In a sample of the paint for finger painting, a dangerous hospital germ was detected.

  • Current

    recall

    *:

    finger paints

    for

    children

    is being recalled.

  • The

    IDENA

    brand

    product

    could be

    contaminated

    with a

    dangerous

    germ

    .

  • The use of

    finger paint

    is strongly discouraged as it is a

    health hazard

Kassel - A recent

recall

* affects

children's finger paints

from the IDENA brand.

The company "Iden System Großhandels GmbH" is recalling the popular product for children because a dangerous

hospital germ

has been found

in the blue color

.

There is a

health risk

.

As the company announced in a customer information

sheet, the germ "Pseudomonas aerugionosa" was found

during a routine check on the blue

children's finger paint

.

According to the consumer

portal productwarnung.eu,

the rod bacterium is

a widespread

water and soil germ

that occurs particularly in damp environments such as sinks, showers, toilets or dishwashers.

Recall of children's product: Hospital germ discovered in finger paint

With around ten percent of all hospital infections, "Pseudomonas aerugionosa" is one of the

most common

germs

in

hospitals

in

Germany

*.

This germ

can

cause

diseases

,

especially in people with a weakened immune system

.

+

A color for finger painting is being recalled because of a dangerous hospital germ - children in particular are at risk (symbol picture).

© Daniel Karmann / dpa

According to the company, however, there is only a

health risk

in unfavorable circumstances, such as an open wound

, since color particles and thus possible

germs

could get

into the

children's

body while playing

.

Finger paints for children on call: We strongly advise against using them

Consumption of the

finger paints

, however, is very unlikely because the product contains a legally prescribed bitter substance.

However, we strongly advise against using the finger paints from the batch in question.

From the current

recall

affected

finger paints

the Idena brand with the following product details:

  • Article:

    IDENA finger paints

  • Batch

    number:

    18-03-119 / 2020-01

  • Color:

    blue

  • Sales:

    nationwide

Recall of product for children: These finger paints are affected

Consumers

can find the batch number

inside the can.

The products from the delivery that

are affected

by the

recall

are, according to the manufacturer, on red and white packaging

to recognize.

Finger paints

from newer deliveries (with black and yellow packaging) are not affected. 

Companies

Iden group

founding

1890

Headquarters

Berlin

Branch

Wholesale, system and logistics service company in the stationery, school, toy and seasonal product ranges

Customers who

have bought the

children's finger paints

affected

by the

recall

should either return them to retailers or contact the wholesaler directly (email: m.funk@iden.de).

A popular product for

children

was recently

affected by a recall *.

(Helena Gries)

* hna.de and merkur.de part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editorial network.

List of rubric lists: © Daniel Karmann / dpa

Source: merkur

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