The Scotsman

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.

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