Earring recall: These nickel earrings are a health hazard

Increased nickel values ​​discovered in different earrings

One manufacturer has recalled its entire range of earrings from the trade. The jewelry produced can cause allergic reactions when it comes into contact with the skin, which can range from itching, redness, rash to blistering. A sample showed that the specified limit values ​​for nickel were exceeded. Nickel causes the most common contact allergies worldwide.

The company "Action Service & Distributie B.V. / Top Fashion Trading B.V. ”informs its customers about a current recall of various earrings. The affected articles were sold under the name "Earrings 12 pairs" in all action stores throughout Germany.

Which earrings are affected?

All items that were sold under the name "Earrings 12 pairs" are affected. The products were sold between March 26, 2018 and May 13, 2019 and could therefore be purchased for over a year. The earrings can also be recognized by the article number 2567506 and the EAN 8719189209280.

Limit values ​​for nickel exceeded

"Due to a production defect, higher amounts of nickel were found in some earrings than legally permitted," the company wrote in a customer information document about the recall. Nickel can cause itchy rashes, redness, and, in severe cases, blistering in some people.

The costs will be reimbursed in every action branch

"If you have purchased this item in the above period, please avoid any further use and please bring it back to the store immediately," the company warns. The amount paid will be reimbursed there without presentation of the receipt.

Nickel is the most common contact allergy worldwide

As the European Center for Allergy Research Foundation (ECARF) reports, nickel is the most common contact allergen worldwide. Over 12 percent of all young people and over 15 percent of all adults in Germany are sensitive to nickel. According to the ECARF, women are at higher risk of developing a nickel allergy than men. This is also related to the fact that nickel in fashion jewelry promotes awareness.

What are the symptoms of a nickel allergy?

According to the ECARF, the allergic symptoms are usually limited to the skin area that has come into contact with nickel. Typical signs of a nickel allergy are severe itching, burning pain, redness, swelling, the formation of papules and oozing blisters. Repeated contact may result in scaling and thickening of the skin area. (vb)

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