European authorities warn of unsafe breathing protection masks
The European rapid alert system RAPEX is currently on five different respiratory protection masks, the EN all of the requirements of the European standard 149 do not meet and, therefore, no adequate protection against pathogens, ensure. Some products are recalled on other products, clear warnings must be attached.
The rapid alert system for dangerous Non-Food products, the European Commission warns that respiratory protection masks from China are not in circulation, which correspond to the European standard and does not provide sufficient protection against the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, respectively, before other agents offer.
What are the respiratory protection masks are affected?
The following five protective breathing masks made of the people’s Republic of China must be marked according to the European Commission, with clear warnings, or be called back for the part:
Brand: Daddy Baby
The particulate filter mask of the brand “Daddy’s Baby” with the name of “Protective Mask Respiratory Protection” is to recognize the Barcode number 6938457900045 and the model number KN95/FFP2, KZ01S50B. According to the European Commission for the Filter retention of the material is insufficient. An excessive amount of particles or microorganisms could pass through the mask, thereby reducing the infection risk is increased. The product is sold in a cardboard box with 50 pieces.
Also from the warning the respiratory protection mask from the brand “Daddy’s Baby is affected” with the name of “Protective Mask – Earloop Face Mask”. To recognize the mask in the Barcode number 6938457900007 and the model number E-KZ01L50, FFP2 is. Also in this mask, the containment of particles is insufficient (measurement value is below 49 percent). If no additional protective measures, such as sufficient distance to be adhered to, can ensure this mask is not adequate protection. The mask is in the category FFP2 Filter dust, Pollen and germs. The product is sold in a cardboard box with 50 pieces.
Brand: Like Love
About the brand “like love” is warned of the respiratory protection mask with the name “Self Suction Filter Type Anti-particulate Respirator”. The mask is identified by a Barcode number 6972761491073 and the model number KN95/FFP2 to. The product does not comply with the regulation on personal protective equipment, since an excessive amount of particles or microorganisms can pass through the mask.
In addition, it is still warned of a particle filter mask of an unknown brand with the name of “Three-Dimensional Protective Respiraor (disposable respirator)”. Unfortunately, neither the Barcode number and the batch number is known. Also, this product does not comply with the regulation on personal protective equipment and the relevant European standard EN 149.
Of the brand name “NEP” is called back, the KN95 respiratory protection mask with the name “KN95 Respirator Mask”. The mask is identified by a model number 8410 to. The Barcode number is not known. Of the products serious risks, since the particles and the Filter retention of the material is insufficient (measurement value 62 percent). The European authorities ordered a recall of the product. (vb)