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Issue Date: July 1, 2009

From: Heinz Ahlers, Chief, Technology Evaluation Branch, National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory

Subject: Revocation of all Respirator Certificates of Approval Issued to Bei Bei Safety Company, Ltd. (BBE) Effective July 1, 2009

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has revoked the following certificates of approval issued to Bei Bei Safety Company, Ltd. (BBE):

  • TC-84A-4390          TC-84A-4525
  • TC-84A-4391          TC-84A-4560
  • TC-84A-4392          TC-84A-4562
  • TC-84A-4520


Revocation also means that respirators bearing NIOSH approval numbers C-84A-4390, TC-84A-4391, TC-84A-4392, TC-84A-4520, TC-84A-4525, TC-84A-4560, and TC-84A-4562 can no longer be manufactured, assembled, sold, or distributed.

NIOSH has revoked these approvals in accordance with the authority granted in Title 42, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 84.43(c) (42 CFR 84) which states “The Institute reserves the right to revoke, for cause, any certificate of approval where it is found that the applicant’s quality control test methods, equipment, or records do not ensure effective quality control over the respirator for which approval was issued” and the authority granted in 42 CFR Part 84.34 wstates “The Institute reserves the right to revoke, for cause, any certificate of approval issued pursuant to the provisions of this part. Such causes include, but are not limited to, misuse of approval labels and markings, misleading advertising, and failure to maintain or cause to be maintained the quality control requirements of the certificate of approval. The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
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