The Rapid Alert System for Non-Food Products (RAPEX)

Alert number: A12/00629/20

Product:  Particle filter mask

Name: KN95 respirator mask

Barcode:  Unknown
Batch number:  2020/03/21, 2020/03/26, 2020/03/27, 2020/03/28, 2020/03/29, 2020/04/01, 2020/04/08, 2020/04/14, 2020/04/16

Type of alert: Serious

Category: Protective equipment

Brand: NEP

Type / number of model:  8410

Counterfeit: NO

Risk type: Health risk / other
The particle/filter retention of the material is insufficient (measured value ≤ 62 %) and/or the mask might not properly adapt to the face. Consequently, an excessive amount of particles or microorganisms might pass through the mask, increasing the risk of infection if not combined with additional protective measures. / The product does not comply with the Personal Protective Equipment Regulation and the relevant European standard EN 149.

Measures ordered by public authorities (to: Importer): Recall of the product from end users

Description:  Respiratory protective mask of category KN95.

Packaging description:  The product is sold in a cardboard box containing 50 units.

Country of origin: People's Republic of China

Alert submitted by: Belgium

Products were found and measures were taken also in: Portugal