If you want high quality protection that comes with a 3M respirator, then get this NIOSH N95 certified respirator by 3M. This NIOSH N95 has both NIOSH 84A-8637 designation and Chinese GB2626–2006 designation as a KN95 (THE BOX WILL HAVE BOTH TEXT STATING THAT THIS IS AN NIOSH N95 & KN95).
This N95 respirator has elastic head wrap for the tightest fit and flat-folding design (proven by research to provide better fit and greater protection than cup shaped respirators). 3M is an American advanced-technology company that manufactures high quality products.
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- 50 respirators per one box
What can you tell me about these respirators?
3M 9502+ N95 is made by 3M China. This particular brand is manufactured for China, which is why the text is in Chinese. This N95/KN95 has passed Chinese performance standard GB2626–2006 and produced with head wraps. The size of the folded respirator is 6.25 inches by 4.25 inches. The length of the headwraps is 11.25 inches for the top headwrap and 9 inches for the bottom headwrap.
How do I know that these are authentic?
We source all of our respirators directly from front line 3M China authorized distributors. This is the closest source to the factory that you can get. The vendors have been verified by 3M China and have a long track record of trust and reliability. Our Chinese partners who fulfill these orders have also been vetted and background checked.
3M says that "no entity other than FEMA is directly acquiring these models from 3M and distributing them in the United States." How are you getting them from China?
This is correct. We are not purchasing these respirators from 3M China directly, but from an authorized 3M distributor in China (therefore, the prices are higher when we purchase these respirators through a distributor vs. purchasing directly from 3M China). We have verified with 3M China that our distributor is authorized. 3M's statement is about verifying that your 3M respirators are NOT counterfeits, and NOT about who can acquire and distribute 3M China respirators. 3M further states that "FEMA is the only entity that is acquiring significant quantities of 3M respirators directly from 3M in Asia," which means that other entities are acquiring smaller quantities of 3M respirators
What is NIOSH?
NIOSH stands for National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. NIOSH operates within the CDC and runs a division called The National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) to test and approve N95 respirators with the NIOSH approval number. You can find all the NIOSH-approved respirators here.
What is N95?
N95 is a particulate filtering facepiece respirator. This product filters at least 95% of airborne particles but is not resistant to oil. It is commonly used by healthcare workers who are working in close proximity to patients with active COVID-19 to protect themselves.
50 3M 9502+ N95 (50/Box) for $69.50 ($1.39/Respirator)
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