NIOSH Revokes Seven Respirator Approval Numbers
NIOSH announced this week that it has revoked seven respirator approval numbers issued to Honeywell International Inc. that were labeled as Sperian SAF-T-FIT filtering facepiece respirators. Any Honeywell respirator marked with a NIOSH approval label that includes the numbers TC-84A-3745, TC-84A-3769, TC-84A-3789, TC-84A-3845, TC-84A-3877, TC-84A-3879, or TC-84A-4270 is no longer approved by NIOSH, the agency explains in a notice published on its website. According to NIOSH, Honeywell “failed to control the design, labeling, and quality management for [these] approvals” as required by the regulatory standards outlined in 42 CFR Part 84, which addresses certification requirements for respiratory protective devices. Respirators bearing any of the revoked NIOSH approval numbers may no longer be used, manufactured, assembled, sold, or distributed, and may not be used to fulfill standards or statutes that require the use of a NIOSH-approved respirator.
The full notice can be found on NIOSH’s website.