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RECALL: Sweden - Waist Chain Excessive concentration of cadmium

Sweden has recalled the Smycke midjelank waist chain as it contains excessive concentrations of cadmium which is a serious health hazard

Notifying country: Sweden

Product category: Jewelry

Product: Waist chain

Name: Smycke midjelänk

Type / number of model: Midjelänk

Product description: Large waist chain in gold-coloured metal.

Packaging description: Transparent plastic bag. No markings.

Country of origin: United Arab Emirates

Risk type: Chemical

Risk description

The product contains an excessive concentration of cadmium (measured value: up to 35 % by weight). Cadmium is harmful to human health because it accumulates in the body, can damage the kidneys and bones and it may cause cancer.

Legal provisions (at EU level) and European standards against which the product was tested and did not comply

The product does not comply with the REACH regulation

Alert number: INFO/00141/23

Published on 31/10/2023

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer)

Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures

Date of entry into force 21/08/2023



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