Withdrawal of the Steering wheel cover from the market


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24. 10. 2019 In Misc ()


The Cartech company must withdraw the black First Class PU steering wheel cover from the market due to EU regulatory requirements.

The plastic of the product contains an excessive amount of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), notably benzo[a]anthracene (BaA), chrysen (CHR), Benzo[a]pyrene (BaP), benzo[b]fluoranthene (BbFA), benzo[e]pyrene (BeP), benzo[k]fluoranthene (BkFA) and benzo[j]fluoranthene (BjFA) and (measured values: 75 mg/kg, 71 mg/kg, 15 mg/kg, 15 mg/kg, 13 mg/kg, 11 mg/kg and 9.3 mg/kg by weight respectively). The product does not comply with the REACH regulation.

These PAHs may cause cancer and are also mutagenic and toxic for reproduction.

Product: Steering wheel cover

Brand: CARTECH

Name: First Class PU

Type/number of model: 18700

Batch number/Barcode: 5202392187009

Country of origin: China

Alert submitted by Cyprus

Source: Rapex Alert 42/2019 A12/1536/19

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Where now?


What the owner should do?

If you read about a recall that you think may affect your car, you should make immediate contact with a dealer or workshop that’s been officially authorised to perform repairs on behalf of the manufacturer and ask for the details.

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