50% of masks sold in market mislabeled: survey

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/09/04
By: By Chen Cheng-wei and Y.F. Low

Taipei, Sept. 4 (CNA) Fifty percent of masks sold in the Taiwan market are

CNA file photo

CNA file photo

mislabeled, according to a survey released Friday by the Department of Consumer Protection.

For the purpose of the survey, the department randomly bought 36 brands of masks from retailers in June, which included six ordinary masks and 30 surgical masks.

It was found that three of the ordinary masks and 16 of the surgical masks were labeled with false or misleading information.

For example, some of the products claimed that they were capable of blocking particles less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter (PM2.5), and some said they had a bacteria filtering efficiency of 99 percent, the department said.     [FULL  STORY]

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