Just Jeans Pty Ltd are recalling their clothing range of Junior Girls Skinny Jeans & Junior Boys Denim Shorts as they may have contained hazardous azo-colourants.

Expert authorities classify these azo-colourants as carcinogens. Exposure to these chemicals should be minimised. While this dye stuff is not banned for textiles use in Australia, Just Jeans is initiating this action as it does not meet Just Jeans’ strict quality assurance standards.

PRA number: 2014/14011 Date published: 4th March 2014

Product description

* Just Jeans junior girls size 8 to 16 skinny adjustable waistband jeans. Sold nationally.

* Just Jeans boys 8 to 16 denim shorts. Sold in QLD, NSW, WA and online.

Identifying features

* Just Jeans junior girls size 8 to 16 skinny adjustable waistband jeans. Blue rinse identified on the reverse side of the care label inside the jeans as line: 168368; code: 1518; and date: 02/2013.

* Just Jeans OMM junior boys denim shorts. Colour burgundy; identified on the reverse side of the care label inside the shorts as line: 168460; code 1518; and date: 04/13.

Other garments with the same line number but without the code 1518 or batch date 02/2013 (girls jean) or 04/13 (boys short) are not affected and are not being recalled.

What are the defects?

The dye used during the production of these products may have contained hazardous azo-colourants.

What are the hazards?

Expert authorities classify these azo-colourants as carcinogens. Exposure to these chemicals should be minimised. While this dye stuff is not banned for textiles use in Australia, Just Jeans is initiating this action as it does not meet Just Jeans’ strict quality assurance standards.

Where the product was sold

  • Nationally

Traders who sold this product

Sold at Just Jeans stores and online at justjeans.com.au from February 2013 (girls jean) and April 2013 (boys short).

The shorts were sold in QLD, NSW, WA and online. The girls jeans were sold nationally.

Supplier

Just Jeans Pty Ltd

What should consumers do?

Customers should cease using the product and return it to a Just Jeans store to obtain a full refund of the purchase price. For more information, please contact Just Jeans on 1800 507 507, email [email protected] or visit your nearest Just Jeans store.

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