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Supplement to the product recall Neoprene Shorty art. no. 5805 of February 25, 202

Regarding this product recall, you as customers and end users have asked us a lot of questions, most of which we have answered in the meantime, and hopefully to your satisfaction.

Most of you understood that we were initially very reluctant to answer the frequently asked question: how high is the real danger arising from the contaminated products? We pointed out that we had ordered additional tests from the laboratories of TÜV Rheinland to further clarify this question.

Traditionally, so-called migration tests are used to measure the transfer of harmful substances from textiles or other products worn on the body. In the test set-up, the polluted products are moved for several hours in a test solution, namely artificially simulated sweat at 37° body temperature, simulating real wearing conditions. Afterwards it is measured how much of the pollutants have migrated into the test solution. The result of this first series of tests was: no transfer of pollutants into the test solution can be measured.

We were then informed that in the meantime, instead of simulating a welding solution, another test solution is being discussed in the professional world within the framework of method development, namely a 20% alcoholic solution which should reflect the light fat film of the skin surface. Among other things, alcohol is also an excellent solvent for PAHs. The result of this additional test is now also available: even under these more stringent conditions no migration of the pollutants can be measured.

With all the appropriate caution, we believe that the results of this test series now allow us to make a reliable statement: the products do not pose any acute danger to the user.

However, despite this all-clear, the recall with all the modalities of take-back offered by BECO remains in full force.

Best regards

BECO Beermann GmbH & Co. KG

Product-Recall for Neoprene Shorty Art. 5805

Dear customers and business partners,

 

as part of the self-monitoring of our product range, we have unfortunately identified another article that has elevated levels of PAHs and therefore does not meet the legal requirements.
PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) are considered carcinogenic and it cannot be excluded that wearing these products may pose a potential risk to the user. In order to be able to assess this risk even better, we have commissioned additional migration tests to find out how high the risk of solubility of the pollutants from the material and thus the risk of transfer to the human skin actually is.
Regardless of the outcome of these tests, about which we will inform you separately shortly, we recall the above mentioned neoprene shorties EU-wide.
 The product recall will also be published on our website.
 We ask you to return any remaining quantities of these articles to us. These will be credited to you after receipt, including postage costs and a fee for your expenses.
For returns from consumers, please refund full purchase prices and contact us for reimbursement.
We have taken this incident as opportunity to intensify our measures of testing to make sure, that this will not happen again.

 

Best regards

 

BECO Beermann GmbH & Co.KG
Bad Salzuflen, February 2020

Hans-Jürgen Isermann
Geschäftsführer

Supplement to the product recall Neoprene Gloves art. no. 9634, 9635, 9636, 9667
of February 18, 2020

Regarding this product recall, you as customers and end users have asked us a lot of questions, most of which we have answered in the meantime, and hopefully to your satisfaction.

Most of you understood that we were initially very reluctant to answer the frequently asked question: how high is the real danger arising from the contaminated products? We pointed out that we had ordered additional tests from the laboratories of TÜV Rheinland to further clarify this question.

Traditionally, so-called migration tests are used to measure the transfer of harmful substances from textiles or other products worn on the body. In the test set-up, the polluted products are moved for several hours in a test solution, namely artificially simulated sweat at 37° body temperature, simulating real wearing conditions. Afterwards it is measured how much of the pollutants have migrated into the test solution.  The result of this first series of tests was: no transfer of pollutants into the test solution can be measured.

We were then informed that in the meantime, instead of simulating a welding solution, another test solution is being discussed in the professional world within the framework of method development, namely a 20% alcoholic solution which should reflect the light fat film of the skin surface. Among other things, alcohol is also an excellent solvent for PAHs. The result of this additional test is now also available: even under these more stringent conditions no migration of the pollutants can be measured.

With all the appropriate caution, we believe that the results of this test series now allow us to make a reliable statement: the products do not pose any acute danger to the user.
However, despite this all-clear, the recall with all the modalities of take-back offered by BECO remains in full force.

 

Best regards

BECO Beermann GmbH & Co. KG

Product-Recall for Neopren-Gloves 9634, 9635, 9636, 9667

Dear customers and business partners,

 

we have found that the neoprene gloves sold by us under the above mentioned article numbers have increased PAH values and therefore do not meet the legal requirements.
PAHs (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) are considered carcinogenic and it cannot be excluded that wearing these products may pose a potential risk to the user. We therefore recall these products throughout Europe.
We ask you to return any remaining quantities of these items to us. These will be credited to you after receipt including postage costs and a certain sum for your expenses. End consumers can also return affected goods without presenting the receipt of the shop were purchase was made.
We regret the inconvenience caused and assure you that we have taken measures within our product safety management to ensure that in future only goods will be delivered that conform to the existing European rules.

 

Best regards

 

BECO Beermann GmbH & Co.KG
Bad Salzuflen, 18.02.20

Hans-Jürgen Isermann
Geschäftsführer