January 5, 2023

Honeywell Issues Stop-Use Notice for Certain PAPR Cartridges

On Dec. 20, Honeywell Personal Protective Equipment issued a mandatory stop-use notice for powered air-purifying respirator (PAPR) cartridges PA7DEHE and PA7OVAGHE produced prior to November 2022. The company identified a quality issue related to these cartridges that “could cause possible exposure to carbon and other substances, creating a potential safety issue for the user,” Honeywell’s product notification explains. These PA7DEHE and PA7OVAGHE cartridges must not be used and be placed on quality hold.

According to the notification, Honeywell is not aware of any safety incidents related to this issue. The company says that production and delivery of new cartridges has resumed following a pause in production during which Honeywell corrected the quality concern.

Honeywell’s product notification explains where the model and lot number can be found on the cartridges and provides contact information for users who require additional information or instruction.

A PDF of the product notification was delivered via email from NIOSH’s National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory.