Rapex 2017 47 Protective gloves ARDON KIRK

Alert number: A12/1614/17
Category: Protective equipment
Product: Protective gloves
Brand: ARDON
Name: KIRK
Type / number of model: 285681
Batch number / Barcode: Unknown
Risk type: Chemical
The amount of chromium (VI) in the leather is too high (measured value 22.9 mg/kg). Chromium (VI) is sensitising and may trigger allergic reactions.

The product does not comply with the requirements of the Personal Protective Equipment Directive and with the REACH Regulation.


Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Distributor, Retailer): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Recall of the product from end users, Warning consumers of the risks, Withdrawal of the product from the market

Description: Protective gloves for welders made of yellow leather. Sample size 11
Country of origin: Czech Republic
Alert submitted by: Slovakia
Risk level: Serious