This bamboo tableware should not be used
As the TEDI GmbH & Co. KG announced recently, have been found in the context of product testing, elevated levels of toxic formaldehyde in various bamboo plates, bowls and drinking cups. Formaldehyde can have health damaging effects. The company therefore advises against further use of this article.
According to data from the TEDI-quality management, the dishes were article from 05. October 2018 to 09. January 2019 Germany sold far in more than 2,000 stores. The sale prices were between 1.25 Euro and 1.50 Euro. Consumers of the affected items for a refund of the sale price of, or against, another article in all TEDI can exchange stores. The following items are recalled:
- Bamboo plate 25 cm Design 1 and 2; Article number: 19344003431000000150 and 18128003431000000150
- Bamboo bowl 14 cm Design 1 and 2; Article number: 80336003431000000125 and 76469003431000000125
- Bamboo mug 13 inches of Design 1 and 2; Article number: 98010003431000000125 and 98803003431000000125
What are the health effects of formaldehyde?
Since June 2014 formaldehyde is considered a carcinogenic substance (category 1 B). As the Federal environmental Agency reported, it is often used as an adhesive component in wood-based materials. Formaldehyde can be dissipated to the room air and inhaled. Higher concentration of Formaldehyde can irritate the eyes and mucous membranes. In the worst case, will encounter cancer-causing processes. In addition, formaldehyde is a suspected Asthma trigger or reinforce. The Federal environment Agency recommends, to keep the formaldehyde concentration in the room air as low as possible. (vb)