Published on: Tue 1 September 2020

Pandemic related product alerts | wk 34

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!

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 1 product alert, a particel filter mask, from unknown brand (link to alert). Barcode and batchnumber are: 9990001050122 and V86ERUW. The country of origin of the product is China. 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 and with the relevant European standard EN 149.
    Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Retailer)

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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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