Traders call this toxic harness back from the market!

This bamboo harness should not be used anymore

As TEDI GmbH & Co. KG recently announced, product testing has revealed elevated levels of toxic formaldehydes in various bamboo plates, trays and drinking cups. Formaldehyde can have harmful effects. The company therefore advises against the continued use of these articles.

According to the TEDI quality management, the tableware articles were sold from October 5, 2018 to January 9, 2019, in over 2,000 stores across Germany. The selling prices were between 1.25 Euro and 1.50 Euro. Consumers may exchange the items concerned for a refund of the sale price or for any other item at any TEDI outlet. The following items are recalled:

  • Bamboo plate 25 centimeters Design 1 and 2; Article numbers: 19344003431000000150 and 18128003431000000150

  • Bamboo shell 14 cm design 1 and 2; Part numbers: 80336003431000000125 and 76469003431000000125

  • Bamboo Mug 13 cm Design 1 and 2; Part numbers: 98010003431000000125 and 98803003431000000125

These TEDI bamboo tableware contains toxic formaldehyde and should no longer be used. (Image: TEDI GmbH & Co. KG)

What health effects does formaldehyde have?

Since June 2014, formaldehyde has been used as a carcinogenic substance (category 1 B). As the Federal Environment Agency reports, it is often used as an adhesive component in wood-based materials. Formaldehyde can be released into the room air and inhaled. Higher formaldehyde concentration can irritate the eyes and mucous membranes. In the worst case, carcinogenic processes are triggered. In addition, formaldehyde is suspected to trigger or increase asthma. The Federal Environment Agency recommends keeping the formaldehyde concentration in the room air as low as possible. (Vb)