Published on: Tue 16 February 2021
Pandemic related product alerts | wk 6
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.
1. Product alerts on Hand cleaners.
- The first product is a 'Handwash' of the brand 'LINDA'. It was sold with the name 'Handreiniger Citrus Duft (bzw. Citrus Power)'. Barcode: 4400086010034. The country of origin is Germany. Link to product alert.
Risk type: Chemical
The product contains lead (measured value: 150 mg/kg). Lead is harmful for human health as it accumulates in the body and may damage the unborn child. The product does not comply with the Cosmetic Products Regulation. Measures taken by economic operators: Destruction of the product, Warning consumers of the risks, Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Manufacturer)Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Manufacturer): Recall of the product from end users
2. A list of particle filter masks.
- The second (and last product) this week; a particel filter mask of the brand 'FLIPPY' (Barcode: 6426485336825). It was sold under the name 'Disposable Children’s Mask'. 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 as such by the relevant European body. As a result, the product may not meet the health and safety requirements and therefore may not be adequately protected 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