Warning: Sinsay Children’s Wellies Contain Harmful Phthalate
The Office of Competition and Consumer Protection (UOKiK) has announced that footwear sold under the brand name Sinsay has been found to contain an elevated level of bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, which could pose health risks. As a result, the product is being recalled from stores.
LPP S.A., the company behind the Sinsay brand, has notified the President of the Office of Competition and Consumer Protection about the elevated phthalate content in the Sinsay footwear model number 7450R-42X, which was manufactured in China. According to UOKiK’s statement, the phthalate content in the product could be harmful to health.
Customers are advised to stop using the product and return it. Returns can be made at any Sinsay physical store. For customers who do not have a purchase receipt, store staff will ask them to complete a suitable form.
For more information about the recall campaign, customers can contact LPP S.A. at the following address: ul. Łąkowa 39/44, 80-769 Gdańsk, or call 58 353 65 65.
Phthalates are a group of chemicals commonly used to soften and increase the flexibility of plastics. However, certain phthalates, such as bis(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, have been linked to adverse health effects, particularly on the reproductive system. Extended exposure to these chemicals may result in hormone disruption and developmental problems, especially in children.
The Office of Competition and Consumer Protection plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and well-being of consumers in Poland. Their prompt action in detecting and addressing the issue with Sinsay footwear demonstrates their commitment to protecting consumers from potential harm.
Source: UOKiK, LPP S.A.