The ApePal Protective KN95 Mask failed because it wildly missed the filtration requirement (95%). The KN95 standard also 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.
ApePal Protective KN95 Mask
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Video TranscriptHey, everyone. Welcome back to the place we're testing every single KN95 and other mask on Amazon. Very excited to be testing the... Well, we don't know, it doesn't say on there. But on the listing, it's the ApePal mask, which you can see... Oh, snap, Amazon removed the listing before we could test it, interesting.
But, ApePal does exist. We have tested their Galaxy face masks before. We can put a link to that one. But, test it anyway because what else are we going to do with the day aside from work? So, let's open this up and get it in a clamper. That's kind of a tough... individually packed, nice. So we don't know why, we'll never know why Amazon eliminates a listing. They don't tell you, but may be a reason, about to find out. Is it because you knew I was going to test this Amazon, and you were like, "Uh-huh (affirmative)." I don't think Amazon cares about me.
All right, put this in the clamper and then, we'll talk about why this is not a KN95 mask, even though it claims to be. And, put it in there and go and let her rip. This is a PFE machine particulate filtration efficiency machine. You want to find out more about how this works, check out that link. Let's talk about our pals over at ApePal. So, we don't have the listing to go on, but they're making claims right there, "95% particle filtration efficiency, KN95 protective mask, efficient protection." And they're saying, "GB2626-2019," which is the executive standard, the Chinese standard for masks.
But, I know this is not an actual can KN95 mask, which you can too, if you want to be cool and exciting like me. And, every one that you know is like, "Oh my God, you know that guy down the street? He knows everything about the KN95 standard." So I've said this before, but in order to be the KN95 standard, you have to say KN95, which they did, one out of three. They also have to say which standard. Which in this case would be the GB2626-2019, and they have to put the manufacturer name on which they have not done. ApePal, my pal, your pal, we don't know them. Who's the actual manufacturer. Do we know?
Oh wow, stealth mode, no manufacturer name. All right, let's check out the mask. So, this is probably not going to test well, I'm guessing. This is going to be a fake mask because Amazon pulled... Wow, those ear loops are... phenomenal. I was about to say phenomenal. And, then what happened? It broke. Why? Individually packed is nice. The airflow resistance is 41.7 pascals. You know what that means? It's probably not going to be very efficient, super breathable though. Let's try it on. So again, I would say nine times out of 10, when it says just KN95, the filtration totally blows. So, we'll see if that holds up here.
God, that is so bad. I need to come up with a great name for it, hold on. I'm going to say that this smells like an old penguin doused in gasoline, alive, not set on fire. I'm getting some zoo vibes. I'm getting some gasoline vibes. I'm getting plasticky, not good. No, you're fine. This is not a great mask. But does any of that matter, if it doesn't protect you? What does the clamper say?
Clamper never lies. This may be a record, my friend. And, maybe we know why Amazon canceled you brother. No, it's bad, 27.709. That is one of the worst KN95 masks we ever tested, 27%, terrible mask. Now, I would not buy this mask. But, you know what? You wouldn't either because you can't. Because, Amazon got ahead of you on this one. So, sorry, dogs of Amazon. This listing doesn't exist anymore. All right. Thank you guys so much for watching, stay away from ApePal. ApePal is not your pal. I'll catch you on the next test. Thanks so much.
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