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

Alert number: INFO/00118/20

Product:  Particle filter mask

Name: KN95 Respirator/FFP2

Barcode:  9990001050122
Batch number:  V86ERUW

Type of alert: Other

Category: Protective equipment


Type / number of model:  KN95/FFP2

Counterfeit: UNKNOWN

Risk type: Health risk / other
The product advertises a protective potential against (viral) 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 and with the relevant European standard EN 149.

Measures taken by economic operators: Withdrawal of the product from the market (By: Retailer)

Description:  White respiratory protective half-face mask of category KN95, corresponding to FFP2 according to EN 149.

Packaging description:  The product is sold in a transparent plastic bag containing 3 pieces.

Country of origin: People's Republic of China

Alert submitted by: Latvia