A film manufacturer says it is working with the US government to make sure that it can continue making films that protect its products, even if they don’t come with a mandatory label.
The company, which makes the Protected Laptop film, has been in contact with the Federal Trade Commission and will be seeking guidance on how to continue to make films that are compliant with federal safety standards, a spokesman said.
The film company, the Welding Protection Film Institute, said it was contacted by the FTC in November 2016, shortly after it was told by the FDA it was no longer allowed to produce films with labels that included a statement that the film was safe to use on laptops.
The Welding protection tape, which is made by Becton Dickinson, was developed for use with the Weld-A-Lamp welding process, according to the company’s website.
“The Weld-Lamps are the most common and safe welding methods,” the company said.
“The Weld Protection Film does not require welds to be performed, and is safe to be used by any user.”
Becton has been the manufacturer of Protected laptops since 2011.