The AnanBros KN95 Face 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 TranscriptAll right. Hey everyone. Welcome back to the place where we're testing every single mask on Amazon, including today, the KN95 unbranded on the box.
Where'd you get the title here? Ananbros mask, let's put it in the clamp and see what happens. Ananbros, be careful with that name folks when you're in mixed company. Whoa, they're blue! Okay, this and the name when you... So on Amazon, the brand name is Ananbros, and then when you get it... The actual situation together, the name is Barbeador. I don't know what any of that means, except for that makes me uncomfortable. Oh boy. This is cool. These are individually wrapped and they've got a quality certificate in each one. These guys hate money. All right, I'm going to test the blue one. Is that blue. I'm not going to test all the colors because I don't get paid per test folks.
The only currency I accept is "likes" and "subscribes". This is a PFE machine from the tinier than normal Lloyd. That it's freaking me out. That I'm like 10% smaller. I'm just not used to it. This is a PFE machine, particular filtration efficiency machine. If you want to find out more about how this works, I'm going to put a link up there. But the quick version we're doing the N95 test here, which is very similar to the KN95 test. And the whole reason behind this channel and everything is so we can test masks. Not so you don't have to, but because well, so you don't have to because you probably can't do it at your house, right?
Cause this is all very expensive equipment. Let's talk about Ananbros. Say that five times fast. It's like the... I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit, upon the slitted sheet I sit. Say that five times fast.
It's going to break if I pull real hard, but it's pretty good. I kind of like the blue. I don't know. I feel like the Blue's a... It's like a baby blueish, but it's kind of a bold blue, you know. It's like, I'm making a statement with this mask. Let's put it on. Oh geez, fail. I like, they have matching blue ear loops. That's cool. I'm going to call this smell. Something went wrong with this plastic. It's like you put it on and you're like, oh, it's plastic. And then you're like, wait, no something there is weird. I don't know what it is. Let's talk about the mask for a second. So this is not a KN95 mask even though obviously they're claiming it to be. How can I tell? Well, KN95 needs three things. You need to say KN95. Check. They did that.
It also needs to say the executive standard, which they've probably put on here.
Yep, they have, and it needs to have the manufacturer's name. Now they're not hiding the manufacturer here. They clearly have Barbeador Ananbros clearly labeled on the mask. And then they also... what's the actual name. It's the Jiangsu Liyu Razor Co Limited. So that you know... It makes sense. These guys were making the dollar shape club razors that pivoted. So they... But they need to say the manufacturer's name on here and the reason why is so that... It's just like you drive a car, you see the manufacturer's name. It so that you can be held to that standard. And that's part of the KN95 standard. And typically like what we find is when someone doesn't have those three things, the testing also doesn't match.
Because like that's really easy to do. And it's really hard to make a mask that passes standards. So, Ananbros, did you make a good mask? I mean individually packaged different colors. Like that's kind of nice. Holy (beep) how do we not? How did we not mention the fact that this, how did someone let this get slipped by that this is a soft touch box? These guys are killing the game here and they got a PFE score to boot, 99.388. That's great. What was the airflow?
Get a little high on the airflow resistance. So we're also measuring breathability. It was 164. That's a little bit higher. I want to see it around the 150, but I mean you're getting multiple colors. You're getting hot pink. You're getting black. You're getting the weird blue you're making... If you're out to make a statement this might be the mask for you, bud, about a dollar, a piece. That's pretty good. You got to deal with that slight weird smell. But individually packaged. It's a pretty good mask.
All right. Thank you, guys. Thank you, Ananbros. Did not think you would pull it out. Didn't think that you would pull out a mask that's this good, but you did. Thank you. If you guys have enjoyed this, give me a like, subscribe, all that standard YouTube stuff and I will catch you on the next test.
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Would it be safe to wear this mask in a small office with 3 other people who do not wear face masks or should I stick to my KN95, which, after long enough after several hours, makes me feel unwell? I have underlying conditions.