Personal Protection Equipment – Safety Alert

UPDATE: 3M™ Versaflo™ A2B2E2K1HgP Filter, TR-6580E

The Health and Safety Authority wishes to advise distributors/retailers/owners/users of the above filter of the updated Distributor Advisory and User Advisory Notices issued by 3M United Kingdom PLC for the Personal Protective Equipment product: 3M™ Versaflo™ A2B2E2K1HgP Filter, TR-6580E. 

3M Distributor Advisory Notice, TR-6580E (December 2022)

3M User Advisory Notice, TR-6580E (December 2022)

Based on the above Advisory Notices, the Health and Safety Authority understands that the filter which is the subject of these notices now meets with applicable requirements of the European Standards EN12941:1998+A2:2008 and EN12942:1988+A2:2008 and that the supply of TR-6580E filters has now resumed. The Health and Safety Authority also understands that the TR-6580E filter has updated storage conditions of between -30°C and +40°C (originally between -30°Cand +50°C).

What to do

Please ensure that full account is taken of the above 3M Advisory Notices and in particular, of the updated storage conditions marked on the product packaging and the related product User Instructions.

With respect to any older TR-6580E filters which may still be in circulation and for which the original storage conditions of between -30°C and +50°C were specified, as a precautionary measure, the Health and Safety Authority continues to recommend that such filters should not be in use.

Additional Information

Additional information in respect to the 3M User Advisory Notices related to the 3M™ Versaflo™ A2B2E2K1HgP Filter, TR-6580E is available on the 3M website.

3M United Kingdom PLC are solely responsible for managing their Advisory Notices, web links and for arranging any return or credits for products if required. Any queries or clarifications in this regard must be made directly with 3M, not the Health and Safety Authority.

Contact Details

3M United Kingdom Public Limited Company

Personal Safety Division

3M Centre, Cain Road



RG12 8HT


Telephone: 1 800 320 500 

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