What are the defects?
Some Draeger particle filters used in the combination respiratory protection filters do not provide the required particle filtration efficiency.
The toxic gas filtration efficiency of the activated carbon is not affected.
What are the hazards?
Reduced particle filtration efficiency can result in users inhaling harmful particles. Users may not be able to identify reduced efficiency by looking at the product or during use.
Increased inhalation of particles can lead to irritation of the airways. In the longer term this can lead to serious adverse respiratory health effects, depending on the particle, concentration levels, and the duration of use.
What should consumers do?
Users should stop using the filter immediately. Consumers should check if the model and serial number of their filter is affected. Consumers should contact Draeger to arrange for the filter to be returned for a replacement filter, free of charge.
If the filter has been used, consumers should also notify Draeger and they will provide a form to document the exposure to the user.
Consumers who have affected filters can contact Draeger via email at email@example.com or phone 1800 372 437.
Consumers will return affected filters to:
Draeger Australia Pty Ltd
Attn. Quality Department
2 Redwood Drive
Notting Hill VIC 3168
Traders who sold this product
Blackwoods Regency Park, SA
Hepworth Industrial Wear, NSW
Industrial Protective Products, WA
Pacific Safety Wear, WA
Precision Safety Pty Ltd, WA