Rivers Australia are recalling Doghouse Boys Jeans and Mens Jeans after it was found that the dye stuff used during the manufacture of these products may have contained hazardous azo-colourants.

Expert authorities classify these azo-colourants as carcinogens and recommend that exposure be minimised. While this dye is not banned for textiles use in Australia Myer is recalling these two styles of jeans.

PRA number: 2014/14095 Date published: 13th May 2014

Product description

Rivers Doghouse Boys Jeans and Mens Jeans

Identifying features

Rivers Doghouse Jeans, Boys’ – style 058BYJNS – Black
Rivers Jeans, Men’s – style 300MJENR & 300MJENL – Black and Indigo
Rivers Jeans, Men’s – style 567MJEAN & 568MJEAN – Black and Dark Denim
Rivers Jeans, Men’s – style 412MJENR & 412MJENL – Black

What are the defects?

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

What are the hazards?

Expert authorities classify azo-colourants as carcinogens and recommend that exposure be minimised. While this dye stuff is not banned for textiles use in Australia, in the interests of customer safety Rivers Australia is recalling these products.

Where the product was sold

  • Nationally

Traders who sold this product

Rivers retail stores and Rivers online store

Supplier

Rivers Australia

Supplier’s web site

http://www.rivers.com.au

What should consumers do?

Customers who have purchased these styles should not allow the jeans to be worn and can return the product to any Rivers store for a full refund.

For further information, customers can call 1800 052 001 (8:30am to 5:00pm AEST Monday to Friday) or contact us on [email protected]

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