About the EU Commission Recommendation (EU) 2021/1433 for PPE

The EU Commission recently issued Commission Recommendation (EU) 2021/1433 on conformity assessment and market surveillance within the context of the Covid-19 threat. This relates to procedures for personal protective equipment (PPE), especially face masks, but also gloves, protective coveralls and eyewear protection.

It is vital that manufacturers or distributors who placed PPE on the market using the 2020/403 understand the changes and act to ensure they are following the correct legislation.