Ernstings Family - Selling hazardous garments with Fraudlent Oeko Tex Label / Selling hazardous garments with Fraudlent Oeko Tex Label
Dear Sir / Madam,
Large German retailer (Ernstings-Family 1350 stores) selling Hazardous Garments with fraudulent oeko tex label
I would like to share an important message with you. Large German discount stores is selling Hazardous garments to innocent customers with Fraudulent Oeko tex labels. Even Children clothing is sold with Hazardous prints, stoens, stud with fraudulent oeko tex label for all the brands including Disney. Customers buy oeko-tex labeled (marked as : Confidence in Textiles) products hoping they are not having any hazardous components.
Researches reaveal hazardous components cause diseases including Sking problems, allergy & even cancer. I am writing this letter to all of the health & safety associations to create awareness & your support to combat against such Hazardous products to the customers.
On 4 July 2011, I have sent all details of this fraudulent use to Oeko-Tex association & Hohenstein testing institute along with
Photos of garments with fraudulently used Oeko Tex labels,
Ernstings Bills with reference of the same garments,
Copy of Fraudulent Oeko-tex certificate online verification (number : 09.hin.73486)
Even after a week time, Oeko-Tex association & Hohenstein didn't visit the Ernstings Family stores to collect garments with such fraudulent use of Oeko Tex. They have just forwarded my mail to Ernstings Family and waiting for their reply. After my several reminders & aggressive followup, they said they will wait for the reply from Ernstings Family. They have not yet collected any samples from Ernstings stores. They simply asking the samples with me to test. I feel this will give Ernstings stores enough time to hide such garments. I'm loosing the hope on Oeko-tex & hihenstein. They are not so serious about this fraud & seems to be very slow.
Kindly take necessary steps to stop this fradulent misuse of such Oeko-tex certificate & to keep society from such hazardous components.
Below is the mail wich I have sent to oeko-tex, Hohenstein & media with all details.
Ernstings selling diseases along with textiles to its customers
I am a long time customer of Ernstings-Family. I always buy Oeko-Tex certified products. I was happy to buy Oeko-Tex certified products in low price at Ernstings & hoping value for money. Last week I purchased a Disney labeled children garment with Oeko-Tex certification from Ernstings. I was surprised to see the print quality on the garment was horrible. It was sticking on to the plain hands and also on other garments as well. I made a detailed investigation and the results are as
Ernstings using oeko-tex label fraudulently on hazardous garments which the particulars or not covered under the oeko tex
certificate mentioned on the oeko tex label.
Lot of styles with Glitter print, foil prints, rhine stones and studs having Oeko Tex certificate number 09.hin.73486
fraudulently. I am listing few of the order reference nos (as seen on barcode tickets ) in which Ernstings fraudulently used oeko-tex label.
Ref Nos Label Not covered by Oeko Tex
A-312917 Disney Foil Print
A-310577 Yigga Glitter Print
E-310572 Yigga Glitter Print, Gold and Blue rhine Stones
A-313385 Topolino Glitter Print
E-310579 Yigga Glitter Print, Gold & Silver Studs
308114 Gina Silver Stud
312823 Yigga Silver Stud
E-312904 Disney Worst Print quality. Sticking on hand / other garments
& so on...
When I am asking the same info with the stores, they were not able to respond.
As a conclusion on the above reports, I understand that Ernstings-Family is cheating the customers with the poor quality / illegal use of Oeko tex label due to lack of customer’s awareness.
This Monday 4 July 2011 at 9.30 am, I sent all info to Oeko-tex association, Hohenstein (institute for oeko tex certification) & Disney. I asked them to take necessary actions on the Ernstings-Family for fraudulent use of the Oeko tex label & poor quality on the disney / other labels. I suggest them to go to the stores and see / buy the garments for and take suitable steps. I have requested them to test the fraudulent Oeko tex certified garments for Hazardous chemicals. Innocent customers buy clothing for their children with oeko-tex label from Ernstings Family with trust that it doesn’t contain Hazardous chemicals. Also fraudulent use of the oeko-tex / Disney labels damages the actual value & trust of the Oeko Tex & Disney products.
Almost a week has gone. But still there is no response from Disney. Oeko-tex / Hohenstein is taking very slow steps. I just checked in Oeko-tex website and found still the fraudulent certificate no.: 09.hin.73486 is NOT yet withdrawn by Oeko-tex / Hohenstein.
I am a member of a health club where I noticed from other members that Hazardous garments create lot of skin diseases. As a welfare to the society, we (group of club members) from our association decided to create awareness about Ernstings Family's fraudulent activity on Oeko-Tex. Our members have collected more new style samples with fraudulent oeko tex label with same misused certificate no.: 09.hin.73486. Still we are collecting more styles.
But we feel shocking that no action was taken against Ernstings Familiy's hazardous products in the stores. So our members decided to take this issue in effictive way Thats media. If Hohenstien don't test those, then our society will arrange to test the garments with well known lab "Intertek Testing Services" or similar. Also we plan to send the reports to the media and health and safety associations.
Still we believe Oeko Tex / Hohenstien will act seriously to save our society. In the meantime we are sending the news to all media & other stores to create awareness of such Fraudulent usage of Oeko Tex label & its dangers. We like the customers to be aware to buy only safety products not only from Ernstings Family. But also from all the stores.
I am attaching you the pictures of few of the garments along with the bills from Ernstings.
I request you to take necessary steps for the welfare of the society.
Together we fight against Hazardous products.
Kindly update me with the outcome.
Enclosures : 1. Oeko-Tex Validity Check
2. Photos of garments
3. Bills of garments
Due to file size & mail capacity issues, I am posting the files as web links in colour blue.
I have uploaded the files in the websites & given the link for you to download the files. ( This step is due to some mail ids don’t have huge mail box capacity)
Oeko Tex Validity Check
Photos of Garments
Ernstings bill Copy - Click the link & save the pdf file in your computer
Photos of Garments with Oeko Tex Labels ( Full view ) Click the link & save the pdf file in your computer by Press Save