Sale of inadequate masks stopped on 21 occasions

The Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority has intervened on 21 occasions this year to stop the sale of face masks and personal protective equipment which did not meet legal standards, Consumer Protection Minister Julia Farrugia Portelli revealed.

Replying to a parliamentary question by PN MP Ivan Bartolo, Farrugia Portelli said that the MCCAA carried out 75 inspections on the sale of face masks this year, including on those being sold online. On the 21 occasions in which the products sold did not conform to standard, the authority intervened to stop their sale or withdraw them from the market.

Earlier this month, the MCCAA published a document to warn the public of various masks which have been made available on the market but which do not adequately protect against the spread of viruses.

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