Unsafe Particle Filter Masks Recalled in the EU
Particle filter facepieces recalled in the EU after market surveillance finds they fail to conform to efficacy and safety requirements.
Market surveillance performed by EU Member States has found that these masks failed to conform to requirements in:
· Regulation (EU) 2016/425 – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
· EN 149 – harmonized standard for respiratory protective devices
· Insufficient particle filter retention to match claims
· Uncertified products bearing the CE mark
· Face masks claimed to protect against viral particles, but their filtering capacity was uncertified and their use as biocidal products was unauthorized
Filtering facepieces (FFP or face masks) should protect the wearer from inhaling airborne liquid and solid particles.
Non-conforming products should be:
· Rejected for importation
· Withdrawn from the market and recalls
· Temporarily banned
· Marked with appropriate warnings
· Banned from being marketed in the EU
RAPEX provides EU citizens and businesses with information about products that pose a serious risk to their health and which fail to meet EU legislative requirements.
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