Published on: Mon 13 July 2020

UV-C lighting product alerts | wk 28

During the COVID-19 pandemic is it hase become sort of a tradition; the publication of new published product alerts, related to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

A realively new product that is becoming mainstream now is UV-C light. UV-C radiation can kill or inactivate many micro-organism species, preventing them from replicating.

If you would like to learn more on UV-C light and its safe applciation, later this week we have planned a release of of guidance document on UV-C and the risks. 

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. The first alert of this week concerns a 'UV Ultraviolet Cell Phone Sterilizer Sanitizer Disinfection Box Case Cleaner UVC'. The brand of the product is unknown. 
    The product does not emit UV-C radiation. Consequently, it might not kill bacteria or viruses, which could then reach the user, increasing the risk of infection. The USB-powered UV cell phone steriliser and was sold online, in particular via eBay, and the description in the listing claims to provide with UVC wavelength and biocidal properties.
    The ordered measure is: 'Removal of this product listing by the online marketplace (By: Other)'. The country of origin of the product is China. 
    Link to recall
  2. The second UV-C alert is an 'UV Disinfection Light Home Room 36W UVC Ultraviolet Germicidal Sterilizing Lamps'. The brand is unknown. 
    The product does not emit UV-C radiation. Consequently, it might not kill bacteria or viruses, which could then reach the user, increasing the risk of infection. Moreover, it emits an unsafe amount of UV-A radiation (measured value: 248.5 W/m2). Consequently, a user in close proximity to the product will receive an unsafe dose of UV radiation to the eyes or the skin, increasing the risk of severe injuries. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 62471. The product was sold online, in particular via eBay, and the description in the listing claims to provide with UVC wavelength and biocidal properties.
    Measures taken by economic operators: Removal of this product listing by the online marketplace. The country of origin is China. 
    Link to recall
  3. The next product alert is an UV-C bulb of onknown brand. The description in the listing claims that the products emits UVC and has biocidal properties. The product does not emit neither UV-C nor UV-B radiation. Consequently, it might not kill bacteria or viruses, which could then reach the user, increasing the risk of infection.
    The product was sold online, in particular via eBAY under the listing "60W UV Germicidal Lamp LED UVC bulb E27 Household disinfection sterilising light".
    Measures taken by economic operators: Removal of this product listing by the online marketplace. The country of origin is China. 
    Link to recall
  4. The fourth product is a 'protable UV lamp of unknown brand that goes by the name 'Travel UV Sanitising Wand'.
    The product emits an unsafe amount of UV-C and UV-B radiation (measured value: 1.15 W/m2). Consequently, a user in close proximity to the product will receive an unsafe dose of UV radiation to the eyes or the skin, increasing the risk of severe injuries or cancer. / The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 62471. The product was sold online, in particular via Amazon under the listing " VXDAS UV Disinfection Package, Sterilization Portable UV Sterilizer Bag 4x AA batteries"
    Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Removal of this product listing by the online marketplace. The country of origin is China. 
    Link to recall
  5. The fifth product is a portbale UV lamp with the name UV Sanitising Wand by the brand Maso Auto; type / number of model: HD-UV-01PL03. The product does not emit neither UV-C nor UV-B radiation. Consequently, it might not kill bacteria or viruses, which could then reach the user, increasing the risk of infection. The description in the listing claims to provide with UV-C emissions and biocidal properties. The product was sold online, in particular via Amazon under the listing " MASO Ultraviolet Germicidal Light, UVC Disinfection Sterilizer Lamp with USB Power, Portable Handheld Stick LED Bar for Hotel Home Travel".
    Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Removal of this product listing by the online marketplace. The country of origin is China.
    Link to recall
  6. The next UVC product alert concerns a Portable UV lamp of unknown brand with the name UV Germicidal Lamp UVC with Ozone Bulb 8W 220v Timer Control. The product emits an unsafe amount of UV-C radiation (measured value: 2.1 W/m2). Consequently, a user in close proximity to the product will receive an unsafe dose of UV radiation to the eyes or the skin, increasing the risk of severe injuries or cancer. The product does not comply with the requirements of the Low Voltage Directive and the relevant European standard EN 62471. The product was sold online, in particular via Amazon.
    Measures taken by economic operators: Recall of the product from end users, Removal of this product listing by the online marketplace. The country of origin is China. 
    Link to recall
  7. The seventh product alert is of an UV sterilser of unknown brand. The name of the product is UVC 86 UV Steriliser Lamp. The product emits an unsafe amount of UV-A, UV-B and UV-C radiation (measured value of UV-C: 0.269 W/m2). Consequently, a user in close proximity to the product will receive an unsafe dose of UV radiation to the eyes or the skin, increasing the risk of severe injuries or cancer. The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 62471. The product was sold online, in particular via eBay and ehe description in the listing claims to provide with 253.7 nm of UVC wavelength and biocidal properties.
    Measures taken by economic operators: Removal of this product listing by the online marketplace. The country of origin is China. 
  8. The last UVC product alert of this week is another UV steriliser with the name Sterilize UVC Light Germicidal UVC LED Lamp Portable Home Handheld Disinfection. The product does not emit UV-C radiation. Consequently, it might not kill bacteria or viruses, which could then reach the user, increasing the risk of infection. The product emits an unsafe amount of UV-A radiation (measured value: 51.8 W/m2). Consequently, a user in close proximity to the product will receive an unsafe dose of UV radiation to the eyes or the skin, increasing the risk of severe injuries. / The product does not comply with the relevant European standard EN 62471.
    The product was sold online, in particular via eBay and the description in the listing claims to provide with UVC wavelength and biocidal properties. Measures taken by economic operators: Removal of this product listing by the online marketplace. The country of origin is China.
    Link to recall

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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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