Goggles recalled over safety flaw
Protective goggles for use by NHS and care workers have been recalled by the Government because they fail to meet safety standards for coronavirus.
The Tiger Eye protectors have been pulled after tests showed that they did not meet requirements for “splash protection”, according to a letter from the Department of Health and Social Care.
“As a result, this product should not be used in a Covid-19 setting and we are removing it from the supply chain,” it says.
Tests on the goggles, which were purchased in 2009 as part of the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Programme (PIPP), were carried out at the request of the Health and Safety Executive.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Social Care said the goggles comply with EU safety requirements but were rechecked, prompting the alert advising against their use.
It is understood the tests were carried out after concerns were raised about the fit of the eye protectors.