The American Bling KN95 Non-Medical Protective Mask failed because the KN95 standard requires that the mask have the manufacturer’s name and the appropriate technical standard, typically either "GB 2626-2019" or GB-2626-2006,” written across the front of the mask. This is similar to how official N95 masks display NIOSH approval numbers. This mask did not have the required identification on its front.
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Video TranscriptHey, everyone. Welcome back to the place we're testing all of the masks in the world. And today I found a mask at the Austin airport. Love the name on this one. Folding protective mask by American Bling.
Oh yeah. Except it's made by a Chinese manufacturer. And it's funny too, because like PM 2.5 haze particles, particles, the droplet. All right. Let's test this thing. I like the packaging, but I have no idea what any of that means. And then they went with American Bling as their brand name. Okay, so this is probably a good mask. So again, CAN95 quick, I mean, yes, counterfeiters could do this, but for some reason they don't. You want to look for the GB626. That's the actual CAN95 standard. If it's on the mask, that's typically going to be an actual CAN95, although I'm actually maybe seeing a hole in the [inaudible 00:01:15]. Oh, let's put it in.
Let's see. All right, I'm doing the N95 test here using NACL as our oops, as are particulate. I don't have my clamp cam so you can't see me almost clamp my fingers. Sorry this time. I know. Let's let it rip. These are particulate filtration efficiency machine. If you want to find out more about how this works, check out that link below, above, to the side, AB, select, start, whatever. So they're saying that, let's see, that this is... So I bought this at the Austin airport. I was about ready to take off for a flight. Obviously I had my own masks, but I saw these and I was like, I wonder if these are any good. I just tested another one and it was horrible. 45%. I think this one will be good just because you can just tell kind of by looking at it if they have the details.
So instructions GB2626 2006. That's the Chinese standard, which means that this should stop about 95% of particulates going through or as they say, particles and the droplet. The droplet. Who's there. Oh, it's the droplet. You ain't getting in. No one knows what's going on right now. I'm going to switch over to the PFE. I don't have anything to show you about the mask because there's just one in the package.
But look at that. 99%. See what I say? You could just tell little things about the mask when you've looked at way too many of them if it's going to be legit or not. Airflow resistance 135. That's great. That even passes the surgical standard. You want to be below 150 for a surgical, but for CAN95, N95 for a respirator, you want to be below 250. So that's great. Some of the Can95, N95 we've tested on here have been below 100 so you can get really good, but that's pretty good breathability. And look at that efficiency 99.6. It's a pretty good mask. I mean, ah, I can't shout out them, what did I pay for this? 6.99. If you're in a pinch, you see American Bling, put that on your face. I'm out. Catch you on the next test.
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