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|Warning against the use of mask patches whose safety has not been verified|
Warning against the use of mask patches whose safety has not been verified
- Recommendation of remedial step for 49 mask patch products sold in the market -
Mask patch products* are sold in the market nowadays, and businesses advertise that they help relieve the choking feeling caused by the wearing of a mask for hours or get rid of unpleasant odor, yet their safety has not been verified; hence the need to take precaution when choosing to use them.
* Air fresheners in the form of patches attached to the outside or inside of a mask like a sticker
The Korea Consumer Agency (President Lee Hee-sook, KCA) checked a total of 49 mask patch products sold online, found that none of them have gone through the risk assessment and product reporting procedure, and recommended that businesses stop selling them.
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