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 disinfectant(s).
- Only one product alert related to disinfectants, sold under the name 'Guardian Hand and skin surface', of the brand 'Guardian'. Barcode: 5712822000162, Batch number: 2003302, Type / number of model: 205500.
Type risk: Chemical.
The country of origin is Denmark. Link to product alert.
The product contains Polyhexanide (PHMB) (declared concentration: 0.8%). PHMB is not authorised for use in human hygiene and causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated contact, as well as serious eye damage; it is also harmful if swallowed. The product does not comply with the Biocidal Products Regulation.
Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Distributor)
Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Other): Ban on the marketing of the product and any accompanying measures
2. Particle filter mask(s).
- Also only one notfication on partile filter masks, sold under the name 'KN95 Particulate Respirator', of unknown brand. Barcode: EAN 6972382891269, other traceability unknown.
Type risk: Health risk / other
The country of origin is China. Link to product alert.
The product advertises a protective potential against 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.
Import was rejected at the Polish border.