Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Asos Belts Seized Over Radioactive Studs

A batch of metal-studded belts sold by online retailer Asos are being held in a US radioactive storage facility after testing positive for cobalt-60.

Asos withdrew a batch of the belts from sale after one of them was seized by US border control and tested positive.

The peplum leather belts, which have some 800 brass studs, could cause injury to the wearer if worn for more than 500 hours, according to an internal report by the retailer.

The report, called Project Purple Flower, led to a worldwide recall of the items but it is not known how many have been returned out of 49 sold across 14 countries.