Moldex-Metric Inc—Disposable Mask Respirator

PRA number

2015/14669

Published date

Product description

P2 Particulate filtering face piece type disposable respirator
Identifying features
Moldex Model #'s 2300 P2, 2300VA P2, 2301P2, 2307 P2, 2310 P2, 2315 P2, 2350 P2, 2361 P2, 2367 P2, 2400 P2, 2500 P2, 2700AN P2, 2700 P2, 2700VA P2, 2701 P2, 2800 P2, 2800 P2V, 2801 P2, 2840 P2, 2940 P2, 4800 P2, 4800 P2V, EZ 23 P2, EZ 23S P2, M2700 P2, M2800 P2

Other identifying numbers

Moldex Model #'s 2300 P2, 2300VA P2, 2301P2, 2307 P2, 2310 P2, 2315 P2, 2350 P2, 2361 P2, 2367 P2, 2400 P2, 2500 P2, 2700AN P2, 2700 P2, 2700VA P2, 2701 P2, 2800 P2, 2800 P2V, 2801 P2, 2840 P2, 2940 P2, 4800 P2, 4800 P2V, EZ 23 P2, EZ 23S P2, M2700 P2, M2800 P2

Reasons the product is recalled

Diaphragm inside of exhalation valve may become rigid or brittle beginning after 5 years of storage. Moldex is reducing expiration dates of affected models in the market and those manufactured as of and after April, 8th 2015 to be 4 years maximum shelf life.

The hazards to consumers

Masks that contain an exhalation valve with a diaphragm that has become more rigid or brittle may allow contaminant to enter mask during inhalation.

What consumers should do

Users must discontinue use of affected model numbers that are more than 4 years past the date of manufacture. Products that are less than 4 years from date of manufacture can be used for up to four years from the manufacture date and do not require recall nor removal from service. Users must check existing expiration/use by year, of affected models to determine if it is marked with a four year expiration date from date of manufacture. All Resellers must stop selling any product of affected models that is more than 3 years past date of manufacture. Refer to Moldex Australia/New Zealand User Voluntary Stop Use/Relabel Shelf Life Notice dated 4/14/2015 for further instructions.

Traders who sold this product

Through specialist stores and industrial suppliers.

Where the product was sold

Nationally

Dates available for sale

-

Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

Product category

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