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2021-01-04

Pandemic related product alerts | wk 3

Pandemic related product alerts | wk 3
Remarkable Regulatory

Introduction

What do you need to ask when buying or producing face masks? What legislation is applicable to face masks? What are market surveillance authorities (MSA's) looking for? By analysing the weekly reposrt of Safety Gate we summarise for you what to look for. Products that don't cause hassle, ProductIP helps you!

 

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The product alerts publsihed here are always published on Safety Gate: the rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products

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

1. Product alerts on Hand disinfectants.

  • The first product is a 'Hand Desinfectant' of the brand 'Pilot'. It was sold with the name 'Pilot Dezinfekcijas lidzeklis'. Barcode: 4752215002831. The country of origin is Latvia. Link to product alert
    The product contains methanol (measured value: 7 % by weight), which is acutely toxic to the central nervous system and to the eyes. Furthermore, the required hazard pictograms are missing. Users have therefore no information on the toxicity and flammability of the product. The packaging is not fitted with child-resistant fastening. Ingestion or contact with methanol may lead to blindness and death. / The product does not comply with the Biocidal Products and the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulations.
    Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Retailer)
  • The second product is a 'Hand Desinfectant' of the brand 'Solenal'. It was sold with the nam 'Solenal to go'. Barcode: 4260636050015, batch number: 18032020. The country of origin is Germany. Link to product alert.
    The product contains too little active chlorine to be effective as disinfectant (measured value: less than 0.016 mg/g). Therefore, it will not provide any disinfectant effect and thus not properly protect if not combined with additional measures. / The product does not comply with the Biocidal Products Regulation.
    Measures taken by economic operators: Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures, Recall of the product from end users, Warning consumers of the risks (By: Manufacturer)

2. A list of particle filter masks.

  • The first article is a disposable face mask of the brand 'DMC' (Barcode: unknown, Batch number: unknown). The country of origin is unknown. Link to product alert
    The product bears a CE marking but is not certified as protective equipment by a relevant body. Consequently, the product might not fulfil the health and safety requirements and thus not properly protect if not combined with additional measures. The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Regulation and with the relevant European standard EN 149.
    Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Retailer): Removal of this product listing by the online marketplace, Withdrawal of the product from the market.
  • The second is a particle filter mask of unknow brand. It was sold under the name 'KN95'. Barcode: 5902628219800, Batch number: Unknown. The country of origin is China. Link to product alert
    The product advertises a protective potential against (viral) particles but its filtering capacity has not been certified by a relevant (European) body. Consequently, the product might not fulfil the health and safety requirements and thus not properly protect if not combined with additional measures. The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Regulation.
    Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Retailer)
  • The third product is a particle filter mask of unknown brand. Tracebility information is also not know. Type / number of model:  SYM-001. The country of origin is China. Link to product alert.  
    The product bears a CE marking but is not certified as protective equipment by the relevant body. Consequently, the product might not fulfill the health and safety requirements and properly protect when combined with additional measures. The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Regulation and with the relevant European standard EN 149
    Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Import rejected at border
  • The fourth product is another particle filter mask, which was sold under the name 'Disposable medical mask FFP2 NR'. Tracebility information is also not known. The country of origin is China. Link to product alert.
    The product bears a CE marking but is not certified as protective equipment by the relevant body. Consequently, the product might not fulfill the health and safety requirements and properly protect when combined with additional measures. The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Regulation and with the relevant European standard EN 149.  
  • The last product of this week is a particle filter mask of unknown brand. It was sold under the name 'KN95 Particulate Respirator'. Tracebility information is not known. Country of origin is Hong Kong. Link to product alert
    The product bears a CE marking but is not certified as protective equipment by the relevant body. Consequently, the product might not fulfill the health and safety requirements and properly protect when combined with additional measures. The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Regulation and with the relevant European standard EN 149
    Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Import rejected at border

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