The Boncare 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 TranscriptHey, everyone. Welcome back to the place we're testing every single mask on Amazon. And today we're testing Boncare? Eh, okay. Let's put it in the clamper. Bonecare would be better. I care for my bones.
So this comes, looks like... That's weird. 15 and it's 30 in a bag and it's 15? So these are claiming to be KN95s. I can tell you already that they are not. And I'll tell you about that in a sec here. Clamper on there and let her rip. This is a PFE machine, particulate filtration efficiency machine. This does the N95 test and what it will tell you is if this mask, I know it's not an N95, but if it will pass the KN95 standard.
Now I can already tell by looking really just at the listing. Around here, you're going to see the picture of the mask and it's missing a couple things. If you want to be a legitimate KN95, you got to have three things. You got to have the standard, which is a GB 2626, 2019 is the most recent one and this one is 2019. It says so right there. And you've got to say KN95 and you got to say the manufacturer's name.
Now, this manufacturer is called the [Guang Duan Xixan 00:01:31] Biological Medicine Co. Now it could be that they just ran out of characters on this because that's a long name, but I think what's more likely is that they were in love with bone care, Boncare, James Bond care. I don't know. And they didn't want to ruin that effect when they put on the mask.
Either way it's against the standard. And when I find that people are meeting the standard for something simple like putting their name on the mask, they oftentimes don't meet the standard when it comes to things like with this machine test. But I'm only doing one test. There's actually about seven tests you have to do to pass the KN95 standard.
Let's do a smell test. This smells like burning plastic. Hot burning plastic. But the ear loops, it fits really well. It's good construction. You could hold up something heavy. It's late in the day. Running out of fun metaphors, but does that matter if it doesn't protect you? Let's check out the machine. 99.65. 99.65 with 122 pascals of breathability. Anything below 150 is pretty good on the breathability standpoint, but 122 that's really good. The best I've seen for this style of mask is under a hundred, but 122 is good.
Pretty good mask, bone care, bond care, James Bond care, whoever you are, whatever your name really is, you did a pretty good job. Not going to fault you for that. Still, there are probably other masks that I would recommend just because they are actually following the KN95 standard, which these guys are claiming for. So if you've enjoyed this, this has been great for you, give me a big like, or thumbs up. And if not, you can give me a thumbs down. Let's do this. That's an option, right? Oh, (beep) you can say thumbs down? Wow. You learn something new every day. I'll catch you on the next test.
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I would have enjoyed a serious review, without the fast talking, snarky “James Bond” jokes and speech slow enough to follow. Also, it looked like he was conducting the mask test in his office’s cafeteria. I have purchased these masks and am seriously concerned about their sufficiency – this review did not give me a clear answer to a serious question.