Is your KN95 safe?
What you need to know about your KN95
There are far too many online sources selling different kinds of masks, claiming different things. Have you fallen prey into these kind of “scam marketing claims”? Unless you work in the medical field, are extremely cautious or a mask aficionado, you probably have. What are “scam marketing claims” you ask? They are basically false claims to try to get you to believe in how amazing the products are. They can claim the products are made in a first world country like the US or Japan, the (false) science behind their products, their faked research and test data… the list goes on... just to make you pay them much more for something which is way less value than what they claim to be.
Now that you know, what can you do? Buy reputable brands from reputable sources, but ultimately make sure you know how to spot real from the fakes. There are tons of advice or videos on how to spot for fakes on reputable brands, simply by Googling it. To be smarter than them, you gotta put your time into researching, or simply get things from a trusted retailer, supplier or manufacturer!
SHHMC's final thoughts: As a retailer, no matter what we are reselling, it is our duty to make sure they aren’t falsely advertised to our customers. We hope this short read has enlightened you in some ways. Stay safe and stay woke!
1) Health Canada : https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/compliance-enforcement/covid19-interim-order-drugs-medical-devices-special-foods/medical-device-exceptional-import/list.html
2) Healthy Canadians : https://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2020/73137a-eng.php
3) Extra info: https://smartairfilters.com/en/blog/comparison-mask-standards-rating-effectiveness/