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"Please return the product!" - fashion retailer warns of dangerous pollutants in leather

2023-01-24T20:44:33.186Z

Whether smart with a suit or casual in jeans - belts are also an important accessory for men. Anyone who has recently bought a black leather belt should be careful.



Whether smart with a suit or casual in jeans - belts are also an important accessory for men.

Anyone who has recently bought a black leather belt should be careful.

Munich – The right belt makes every outfit perfect, fashion labels advertise.

There is also a huge selection for men.

Designer belts or simple models are among the favorite accessories.

One of the so-called must-haves is a classic black leather belt, which style experts say can be worn with almost any look, trousers or suit.

Product recall: leather product can cause allergies - increased chromium VI values ​​discovered

The Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) is now recalling a men's black leather belt from the manufacturer "mister*lady".

The black leather belt of one with a certain article number is too heavily loaded with chrome VI.

Take a look in her closet now!

The substance triggers allergies very easily.

"Chromium VI is a contact allergen that can cause severe skin reactions," the company warned in a letter published Tuesday on the Federal Office for Consumer Protection's website.

A check showed that the value was too high.

It is the "Much More" men's leather belt in black (item 798053).

Product recall due to allergy risk: Black leather belt from "mister*lady" contaminated with chrome VI

  • Nam

    e: Much More Herren Ledergürtel

  • Color

    : Black

  • Or number

    : 796448

  • Item

    : 798053

  • Reason

    for recall : The black leather belt is contaminated with chrome VI.

    Chromium VI is a contact allergen that can cause severe skin reactions.

Fashion retailer: "We ask you to return the product to our store"

"We ask you to return the product to our branch." The purchase price will be refunded, said mister*lady.

Customers in Bavaria, Berlin, Bremen, Hamburg, Hesse, Mecklenburg, Lower Saxony, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Schleswig-Holstein and Thuringia are affected by the recall.

“The belt was tested before sale and was chrome free.

As this is a chromium tanning process, chromium III can develop into dangerous chromium VI under external circumstances.

This shouldn't be," reads the fashion retailer's website.

Recall: Chrome VI - mister*lady recalls MUCH MORE men's black leather beltshttps://t.co/WxfMCmS5Cu pic.twitter.com/0tgpV8NbBO

— Product Warning (@ProductWarning1) January 24, 2023

Leather contaminated with chrome VI: How dangerous is that?

"After nickel and fragrances, chromium VI is one of the most common contact allergens," reports the North Rhine-Westphalia consumer advice center.

Chromium VI is a contact allergen that can cause severe skin reactions, so there is a legal limit for leather.

In the worst case, even the first contact with chrome VI can cause a lifelong contact allergy or trigger an existing one.

According to the consumer center, symptoms of a contact allergy are swelling, redness, blistering or scaling of the skin.

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Chromium (VI) is found in many everyday items.

It can be found in dyes for textiles, paints and varnishes, wood preservatives and leather goods.

Leather goods in particular are - as in the case of the recalled leather belts - one of the main causes of sensitization to chromium (VI) and allergic skin eczema.

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Source: merkur

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