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2020-11-23

Pandemic related product alerts | wk 47

Pandemic related product alerts | wk 47
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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!

 

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. 

  • The first particle filter mask is of unknown brand, Barcode: 684000356947. The country of origin is unknown. 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 and with the relevant European standard EN 149.
    Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor).
  • The second product is a particle filter mask of unknown brand (Barcode 5949096544027, Batchnumber 200300102). 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Retailer): Withdrawal of the product from the market
  • The next product alert is for a particle filter mask of the brand 'BSPGUARD' (Barcode: 5949072716202, Batch number: 20200605). 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Retailer): Withdrawal of the product from the market.
  • The fourth product alert is for a particle filter mask of unknown brand, with Barcode: 4895170326625 and Batch number: 202007. The ocuntry 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Retailer): Withdrawal of the product from the market
  • The 5th product alert is of a particle filter mask of the brand '#BacktoSchool Meli Melo', with Barcode: 5948874801673 and Batch number: JAX-Y20-M05-D07. 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 ordered by public authorities (to: Retailer): Withdrawal of the product from the market.
  • The 6th product alert is for particle filter mask of the brand 'HUATE'. 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 and with the relevant European standard EN 149.
    Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor).
  • The last pandemic product alert of this week is for a particle face mask of unknown brand, with Batch number: 2020-5 (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 and with the relevant European standard EN 149. 
    Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Import rejected at border.

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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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