While we can’t guarantee the efficacy of a specific PPE product, we can connect you to the right resources to help you determine if your item is authentic.
While KN95’s are not certified to a U.S. standard, the FDA maintains an Emergency Authorization Use (EUA) list that is updated regularly and includes all KN95 products that have been approved for use in the U.S.
To see if your KN95 product is on FDA EUA list:
- Visit the FDA EUA list here.
- Scroll to Appendix A: Authorized Imported, Non-NIOSH Approved Respirators Manufactured in China.
- Use the search box to find your specific KN95. Note that the search field requires an exact match, so if your search doesn’t result in a match you may also wish to scroll down and search the list manually.
NIOSH also maintains a list of KN95 masks that have been determined to be counterfeit.
To see if your KN95 is on the NIOSH counterfeit list:
- Visit the Counterfeit Respirators / Misrepresentation of NIOSH-Approval list here
- Scroll down for a list, with images, of masks that are not NIOSH-Approved
KF94 or FFP Rated Masks
KF94 and FFP rated masks are also not certified to a U.S. standard nor are they covered by an FDA EUA, so we don’t have any resources on standardizations that we can share with you.
In all cases we recommend purchasing PPE from licensed distributors and examining your masks upon arrival. The CDC offers additional guidelines on how to tell if a mask is counterfeit here.
At Project N95 we know it can be difficult and time consuming to vet suppliers and products. Our sourcing team, consisting primarily of volunteers, has vetted thousands of products over the past year in order to provide PPE and equipment in our shop that you can trust.
We hope this information is helpful.