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Personal Protective Equipment | Monthly bulletin | January 2020

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Eurofins newsflash Chemical

 

Europe

 

Standards updates

 

Please see below a table summarising some recent standards updates and upcoming dates of withdrawal (non-exhaustive):

 

(*) Date of withdrawal: latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn.

 

Reference

Title

Date of Withdrawal (*)

Supersedes

EN 510:2019

Specification for protective clothing for use where there is a risk of entanglement with moving parts

2020-05-31

EN 510:1993

EN 13819-3:2019

Hearing protectors - Testing - Part 3: Supplementary acoustic test methods

2020-05-31

 

 

Product Recalls/Alerts

 

Below you will find a monthly summary of product recalls and alerts in Europe (Source “RAPEX”).

 

Europe

 

RAPEX (European Commission Rapid Alert System for dangerous non-food products – Alerts reported by EU national authorities).

 

The following 4 alerts regarding Personal Protective equipment has been reported, from week 47 until week 50 of 2019.

 

Type of Risk

Number of alerts

Notes

Chemical

4

Work gloves: The leather of the gloves contains an excessive amount of chromium VI