EU issues 37 Product, Toy & Vehicle Recalls

FlagEUBelgium/Brussels: The European Union issues Report 10-2018 of its Rapid Alert System containing 37 new consumer, automotive and industrial-based product recalls; a must-read for parents, caregivers, drivers, health and safety workers, company owners, supervisors and others:

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Among the 37 the European Union has announced in its second report of March 2018 the following notification was made:

KWB branded Earmuff Style Hearing Protectors Recall [EU]KWB branded Earmuff Style Hearing Protectors, sold with a model number of 376010 and a barcode/UPC/EAN of 4009313760102.

The type of hazards presented in these Earmuff Style Hearing Protectors include suspected excessive levels of di-(2-ethylhexyl) Phthalates (“DEHP”) (measured value: 28.1% by weight) in the plastic material of the product with resultant serious risks of reproductive toxicity. Specifically, the recalled Earmuff Style Hearing Protectors are composed of Phthalates in excess of the European standard for these substances.

In general, if Phthalates are found in excess of the current regulatory levels allowed, the wearer as well as those who handle the device run of the risk of reproductive damage (i.e., “reprotoxic”) and possible mutagenic damage.

These KWB branded Earmuff Style Hearing Protectors, therefore, do not comply with the requirements of the appropriate European Standard as they can cause serious and long-term injury to those who use them.

==> Please do not use any of these recalled Earmuff Style Hearing Protectors. Instead, return them to the store or online outlet from which you purchased them for a full refund.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by faulty and/or dangerous Hearing Protectors, please search for “hearing” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by dangerous levels of Phthalates or DEHP, please search for “Phthalates” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications relating to products made, marketed and/or sold by KWB, please search for “KWB” using the Search Box at the top of this page.


More information about this recall:
European Union Rapid Alert “Rapex” Report: 10-2018
Recalls Direct RIN: 9888-2018
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