Netherlands recalls defective masks imported from China

Netherlands recalls defective masks imported from China

It is not only in the Philippines, its happening in other countries to.

Dutch officials in the Hague, in response to the inferior quality of the face masks that it imported from China have made a decision to recall thousands masks which were supposed to be used in the hospitals battling the coronavirus outbreak.

The Dutch health ministry have stated that the masks from China does not meet quality standards, which they have received from a Chinses manufacturer last March 21.

Tourist couple don protective masks amid Coronavirus fears in Kinderdijk, Netherlands.
(photo credit to owner)

The Dutch officials received a first indication that the masks did not meet their quality standards when they were first inspected.

First batch of shipment had already been distributed to health professionals, the statement said. "The rest of the shipment was immediately put on hold and has not been distributed.

"A second test also revealed that the masks did not meet the quality norms. Now it has been decided not to use any of this shipment," said the statement.
As a way of double checking further shipments from China will be undergoing extra testing, the statement said.

The recall concerned nearly half of the shipment of 1.3 million masks, known as FFP2 - 600,000 had already been sent to hospitals, the public television channel NOS reported.

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