Published on: Mon 13 July 2020

EU Rapex alerts on UV-C products

During the COVID-19 pandemic is it hase become sort of a tradition; the publication of new published product alerts, related to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

A realively new product that is becoming mainstream now is UV-C light. UV-C radiation can kill or inactivate many micro-organism species, preventing them from replicating.

If you would like to learn more on UV-C light and its safe applciation, download for free the ProductIP Guide on UV-C Lights

If you are an economic operator* for these products, product recalls can help you make better products and prevent problems with market surveillance authorities. 

  • This week only one recall related to UV-C. However the alert is not less serious. 
    The product is a 'Portable UV light' from an unknow brand. Type / number of model:  JL-630 (link to alert)

    The description of the product is:
    "Battery-operated portable UV lamp with 5 LEDs. The description in the listing claims to provide UV emissions with biocidal properties."
    Reason for the alert: The product does not emit UV-C radiation. Consequently, it might not kill bacteria or viruses, which could then reach the user, increasing the risk of infection. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 62471.
    Measures taken by economic operators: Removal of this product listing by the online marketplace
    Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Retailer): Recall of the product from end users

Are you planning on, or selling, UV-C related products? Then download our free Guide on UV-C lights to learn the essentials. 

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* Economic operator means the manufacturer, the authorised representative, the importer, the distributor, the fulfilment service provider or any other natural or legal person who is subject to obligations in relation to the manufacture of products, making them available on the market or putting them into service in accordance with the relevant Union harmonisation legislation.

 


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