ASOS.com Limited—ASOS Leather-Studded Peplum Skirt Waist Belt
What are the defects?
Some (but not all) of the metal studs that have been fitted to the products appear to be contaminated with Cobalt-60, a radioactive material.
What are the hazards?
Cobalt-60 is a radioactive material. Ionizing radiation is known to cause cancer and exposure to Cobalt-60 may result in an increased risk of cancer. Advice obtained from a regulated radiation handling company in the UK advised that an individual would need to wear one of the belts for about 500 hours per year for the effects of that radiation to be felt.
What should consumers do?
Affected consumers have been indentified and contacted via email and telephone.
ASOS.com Limited only - product only available online
- 29 November 2012 - 10 December 2012
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.