Published on: Mon 26 October 2020

Pandemic related product alerts | wk 43

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!

Last week there were again pandemic related product alerts since several weeks. The product alerts are always published on Safety Gate: the rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products. This week also there is a newly published alert. 

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

  • The first particle filter mask is of unknown brand, Type / number model: 2020-1XMT, KN95 and Barcode: 5690536934167. The country of origin is China. 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 taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users (By: Importer)

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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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