Provider of hygiene and health solutions Kimberly-Clark Professional relaunched its cut-resistant gloves, the Kimberly-Clark Jackson Safety G60 purple nitrile cut-resistant glove, earlier this year.
The glove will provide an extra 25% protection, as the company aims to improve product quality, reports Kimberly-Clark Professional.
The original level-three gloves, the Kleenguard G60 purple nitrile cut-resistant gloves, were voluntarily recalled by Kimberly-Clark Professional, in November 2008, because the company was unhappy with some of the results it received against the EN 388:2003 cut-resistant test, which is the standard by which protective gloves for mechanical risks are measured in Europe.
While there are known inconsistencies in the method used to determine the level of cut resistance, Kimberly-Clark recalled the product as a precautionary measure to ensure the highest levels of quality across its range.
“We have re-engineered the yarn construction of the glove because it was not consistently meeting the standard for cut-resistant testing,” says Kimberly-Clark Professional category manager for hand protection Marc Southon.
“Our innovation efforts will be focused on the cut segment for the next five years, while maintaining our position in the market for gloves in other categories, such as general purpose, chemicals and thermal,” he says.