When buying N95 masks you are doing so to protect yourself, colleagues and employees. You need to be sure you are getting the quality you expect.
Now with the global shortage of N95 masks, there are hundreds of new companies that have started to produce masks in China and other countries. We are seeing these come to market now.
The Netherlands have recently recalled 600,000 masks purchased from China due to them not meeting quality standards.
If countries can not be sure of quality when they buy these masks, it is very difficult for smaller buyers, individuals, healthcare workers, practices and buyers.
Chinese “KN95” masks are coming to market now and they are being touted as N95 masks.
Due to so many new companies producing these masks now, it very difficult to be sure of the quality and impossible that all of them are certified.
So, how to be sure you are getting a real N95 mask?
Buy brands and models that are known and certified in the USA by NIOSH.
The Centre for Disease Control (CDC) has a handy website that lists every brand and model mask that is NIOSH N95 certified.
All the manufacturers are listed alphabetically and it is very easy to use.
The website is here
Whether you buy your N95 masks from us at N95SurgicalMasks.com (all of our masks are USA NIOSH N95 certified) or another vendor, make sure you are getting genuine N95 masks by making sure they are on the NIOSH approved list.