Substances for skincare in disposable gloves
This requirement ensures that gloves shall not be used as skincare products, because substances added to gloves can contribute to causing irritation or contact hypersensitivity to the gloves.
- Technical specification
- Disposable gloves for medical use
Substances intended to moisturise or soften the hands shall not be added to or included in the tendered products.
The supplier shall, upon request, be able to present any of for example the following:
- Product data sheet showing the content of additives in the gloves
- The tenderer shall enclose a declaration in which it is certified that the tenderer possesses technical documentation verifying that the requirement is met. The declaration shall be signed by an authorised representative of the supplier.
- The supplier’s self-declaration including technical documentation of compliance verified by an accredited verification body, accredited for the task in accordance with ISO/IEC 17029 or equivalent standard.
Check the technical documentation, table of contents or product data sheet to ensure that skincare substances such as aloe vera, essential oils, vitamin E, avocado oil or shea oil have not been used. Perform a visual inspection to see whether the gloves have a skincare coating.
If a verified self-declaration is used to prove that the requirement is fulfilled, request the supplier’s self-declaration, including documentation showing that the requirement is met. The self-declaration shall be verified by a verification body accredited for the task in accordance with ISO / IEC 17029 or equivalent standard.
Information about the criterion
This requirement can be set to ensure that additives that may contribute to causing irritation or contact hypersensitivity to the gloves are not used and/or marketed as caring for the skin through the addition of a certain coating.
There are currently a limited number of accredited verification bodies for ISO/IEC 17029 (Conformity assessment - General principles and requirements for validation and verification bodies) as it is a relatively new standard. This may change, especially if the demand for verifying compliance in this way increases. More information about the standard and accredited verification bodies can be found on Swedac's website.
The version date indicates when the sustainability criterion was created or last updated. Last reviewed dated tells when we last checked that the sustainability criterion still is relevant.
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