Published on: Tue 15 December 2020
Pandemic related product alerts | wk 51
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.
Although this week there are 2 product alerts published, the alerts are very different in nature.
- The first article is a hand desinfectant of the brand 'Simbio' (Barcode: 5 943805 044563, Batch number: REF 9608 2020051501). The country of origin is United Kingdom. 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: Distributor): Withdrawal of the product from the market
- The second first product is a 'UV Steriliser Bag' of the brand 'Coospider'. It was sold with the name 'UV Tote Bag Steriliser'. No traceability information is available. The country of origin is China; Link to product alert.
The product lacks a safety mechanism to shut it off when open. Hence a user is in close proximity may receive an unsafe dose of UV radiation to the eyes or the skin, increasing the risk of burns or severe injuries to the eyes. Furthermore, the product does not provide adequate instructions on its use. 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 requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and of 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): Warning consumers of the risks
* 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.