Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Asos and their radioactive belts

British based, online retailer- Asos, has recalled a peplum belt from their site due to its RADIOACTIVITY.  The belts were tested positive for Cobalt-60; if worn for more than 500 hours, could cause "injury to the wearer."

The report called, Project Purple Flower, has been doing the investigation since a belt was pulled by U.S. Customs and tested positive.  Since then, a worldwide recall has been made. Asos.com has sold 49 belts worldwide, but it is still not known how many have been returned.

An Asos.com rep stated, " a product supplied to Asos did not meet UK health and safety standards.  Asos worked with all relevant authorities and undertook a precautionary product recall, in line with our high standards of quality and customer care.  No other Asos product lines are affected." Despite this, Asos has refused inspection from the manufacturer who has made the belts.  Released documents have shown the belts sold to Asos by Haq International are not those in question.

Asos is currently holding back wages, cancelling orders with the company, and demanding money for the recall.


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