The Daddy's Choice Purism KN95 Protective 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 where my hair gets messed up because I'm using an HD camera and I can see everything and it bothers me. Hey, everyone. Welcome back to the place we are testing every single mask on Amazon. Today, we are looking at KN95s. Yes, I know, the FDA may have pulled your authorization, but we're still here for you KN95s. I'm just being nasty. Let's look at the Daddy's Choice Purism.
The name does not sit well with me, but, your mileage may very well. They've really got those packed in there. We got 20 pieces in that little svelte box. Okay. It's like a five situation in each one. That's great. Let's open these up. Let's put this in the clamp machine. So, it's a little bit different than what we do with our surgical masks. This is specifically made for KN95s and it's just a little bit different. I'll put a link up here if you want to see how that's working differently. Let it rip. This is a PFE machine, particulate filtration efficiency machine. We are just testing the fabric today. We're not testing fit. You have to do that yourself, but you can at home because you have yourself at home. CDC has some great resources on how to get a nice fit. They don't have great resources on how to get $250,000 to set up your own lab.
So, that's why Lloyd is here for you. Yes, we're talking in the third person now. That's how you know it's late on a Friday. Let's look at the listing. Purism, doesn't say Daddy's Choice on here. 10,000 ratings! Wow! KN95. 20 bucks. Improved designs. In accordance with popular customer feedback, the ear band has been improved. Let's look at the box, very small box. I like that it's very small. Chinese mask here. They're claiming to adhere to GB2626 2009 KN95 standard, but they're not doing that. Holy cow, I've got to show you this. Wow. Don't usually do this. It ruins the... 220. That is the highest PFE or sorry, airflow resistance, that is the highest airflow resistance I have ever seen on a KN95. They're usually very breathable. Now, if you hold them to the N95 standard, you've got to be under 250. So, they're still there, but most KN95s are coming in around 100.
So, this is going to be twice as hard to breathe in as most. But, then look that filtration efficiency follows right with it. That's probably one of the highest I have seen for KN95s. So, super spoiler alert. This thing's got a great filter, hard to breathe in. We'll go back to the more semantic things real quick here. So, it says KN95 on it. To follow the KN95 standard, you need to have the manufacturer's name. You need to have a GB2626 printed on there and it doesn't have those things. So they're not following the standard. Making a pretty good mask though.
Really good ear loop. Listing did not lie. Okay? Yeah, that's not coming off on your ears. But, if you really yank these things... Ooh, I gave that a really good yank. I might say it's a pretty good ear loop. Very strong nose wire, double nose wire. It's a little tight for me to be honest. Little bit, just pulling my ears back. See, look. See. Pulling that guy back a little bit more than it should. My ears don't normally stick out like that so it's not great. And I'm going to call this smell, which is a very unique smell, Chinese KN95: Part 1000. Yeah. Yeah. It's like the thousandth time that I've smelled this exact same smell, which it's not bad, but it does smell like you're smelling in chemicals, which is less than ideal.
So pretty good construction. Smell is a little bit more than this guy prefers. We already talked about the filtration... Bam! 99.88. If you're just judging this thing on filtration, this thing's awesome. You put in the other things? There are better KN95s out there. That's one man's opinion. Thank you guys so much for watching. I hope this has been helpful. Thanks for sticking with me, I appreciate it. If you want to see more of these, click next. I got about a million of them. You probably haven't seen them all. Challenge. Lloyd testing challenge. Do it. All right. I'll catch you on the next test. See you.
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