Counterfeit Respirators / Misrepresentation of NIOSH-Approval
When NIOSH becomes aware of counterfeit respirators or those misrepresenting NIOSH approval on the market, we will post them here to alert users, purchasers, and manufacturers.
an example of a counterfeit N95 Respirator
Figure 1 is an example of a counterfeit N95 Respirator that was brought to NIOSH"s attention. While the TC number and private label holder are valid, this unapproved unit can be identified by the misspelling of NIOSH on the front of the respirator.
Check the respirator approval markings (graphic below) or the Certified Equipment List to verify your respirator is NIOSH-approved. Additional information is available on the NIOSH Trusted Source page .
Example of the Correct Exterior Markings on a NIOSH-Approved Filtering Facepiece Respirator
Sample of a generic filtering facepiece respirator with appropriate markings.
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