Although these masks meet the breathability, filtration and splash resistance requirements of BS EN 14683, in light of ongoing monitoring, further complaints reported and testing from the manufacturer on the masks. There is a risk to staff wearing the mask if the foam strip on the mask flakes and enters their airway or mouth. There have also been complaints of the ties and/or stitching coming away from the mask.


Please return all affected stock to Alliance Healthcare for replacement stock only. No credit will be issued as part of this Recall. Replacement stock will be issued once received from Department of Health and Social Care.

Please ensure that all stock is returned by Wednesday 22nd of July 2020 any stock returned after this date will not be eligible for replacement.

The affected products' details are as follows:

PIP Code Product Description Supplier Livery Affected Batch
8019622 PHE TYPE IIR FACEMASKS Department of Health and Social Care Cardinal Please see below
Recipients of this Drug Alert should bring it to the attention of relevant contacts.


Please return all affected stock to your original supplier for credit. Unfortunately we can only accept stock purchased from us (Alliance Healthcare Distribution Limited). Any other stock will be returned to your stores/Pharmacies.

If you have any questions, then please contact your local Service Centre Customer Services team.


Annex 1 – Lot numbers of BWM028 Cardinal Type IIR masks 0120GLP09 0517CLP10 0302FLP09 0517JLP09 0305HLP09 0518CLP10 0310GLP09 0518LLP09 0321FLP09 0518LLP09 0321FLP09 0519ALP10 0327FLP09 0519KLP09 0402HLP09 0519MLP09 0408HLP09 0520CLP10 0411FLP09 0520JLP09 0411HLP09 0520LLP09 0413HLP09 0521KLP09 0416HLP09 0521MLP09 0419HLP09 0522ALP10 0422HLP09 0522LLP09 0425HLP09 0523CLP10 0428HLP09 0523JLP09 0431HLP09 0523MLP09 0501ALP10 0524KLP09 0502BLP10 0524LLP09 0502CLP10 0525ALP10 0502LLP09 0525JLP09 0503DLP10 0526CLP10 0503JLP09 0526LLP09 0503KLP09 0526MLP09 0504ALP10 0527KLP09 0504LLP09 0528JLP09 0505BLP10 0528LLP09 0506ALP10 0529CLP10 0506JLP09 0529KLP09 0506KLP09 0529MLP09 0506LLP09 0530JLP09 0508DLP10 0531CLP10 0508KLP09 0531KLP09 0508MLP09 0509JLP09 0510KLP09 0511ALP10 0511JLP09 0511MLP09 0513ALP10 0513KLP09 0513MLP09 0514JLP09 0516ALP10 0516KLP09 0516MLP09