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Personal Protective Equipment | Monthly bulletin | October 2019

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Eurofins newsflash Chemical

 

Europe

 

Standards Updates

 

Below a summary table with 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(*) Date of withdrawal: latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn.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 893:2019

Mountaineering equipment - Crampons - Safety requirements and test methods

2020-02-29

EN 893:2010

EN 13274-2:2019

Respiratory protective devices - Methods of test - Part 2: Practical performance tests

2020-02-29

EN 13274-2:2001

EN IEC 61482-1-1:2019

Live working - Protective clothing against the thermal hazards of an electric arc - Part 1-1: Test methods - Method 1: Determination of the arc rating (ELIM, ATPV and/or EBT) of clothing materials and of protective clothing using an open arc

2022-08-07

EN 61482-1-1:2009

 

US

 

Standards Updates

 

Below a summary table with some recent ASTM standards updates:

 

Reference

Title

ASTM F1117 - 03(2019)

Standard Specification for Dielectric Footwear

 

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 1 alerts regarding Personal Protective equipment have been reported, from week 34 until week 38 of 2019.

 

Type of Risk

Number of alerts

Notes

Drowning

1

Life jacket: it is not sufficiently resistant to fire and becomes damaged, losing its floating ability. Not complying with EN ISO 12402