Increased formaldehyde levels: Discounter extends recall for bamboo utensils
A few months ago, Tedi GmbH & Co. KG started a recall for bamboo dishes because product tests showed increased levels of formaldehyde. This substance can have a negative impact on health. Now the callback has been extended.
Increased amounts of toxic formaldehydes found
A few months ago, Tedi GmbH & Co. KG announced that product testing has revealed increased levels of toxic formaldehydes in various bamboo plates, bowls and drinking cups. These products were then recalled. Now the callback has been extended.
The use of the dishes is not recommended
Information about the previous callback can be found here.
The recall of the bamboo plate 25 cm (2 designs) has now been extended to all article numbers and the extended sales period from 01.02.2018 to 08.04.2019.
"Product tests detected increased levels of formaldehyde. This substance can be hazardous to health, so it is not recommended to continue using the dishes, "it says in a customer information.
According to the information, the bamboo crockery can be exchanged for a refund of the sale price of € 1.25 or € 1.50 or any other item in each store.
"Formaldehyde is harmful to health, it irritates the mucous membranes and can cause cancer in the nasopharynx when it is inhaled," reported the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) years ago.
In the recent past, not only Tedi, but also two furniture stores have withdrawn or recalled toxic dishes.
And recently, the Saarland Consumer Center pointed out that even bamboo reusable to-go beakers found harmful substances such as formaldehyde. (Ad)