Moldex-Metric Inc—Disposable Mask 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

What are the defects?

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.

What are the hazards?

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 should consumers 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
  • 28 April 2008 - 8 April 2015

Responsible regulator

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

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
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