The Good Comfort 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.
Good Comfort KN95 Face Mask
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Video TranscriptHey, everyone. Welcome back to the place we are testing every single mask on Amazon. Today we're looking at something interesting. It is a KN95, at least that's what it's claiming to be, but it's got a KF94 design. And if you don't know what those means, oh man, you are in for probably a really boring video, to be honest. But anyways, buckle up, get in the seat and let's put this guy in the tester.
Now we are testing masks today. Why are we doing that? Well, I happen to have a $250,000 lab here, figured you don't at home. So I'm going to test these masks for you so you can see if they protect you or not. So I'm going to put it in what I call the clamper because that's a technical term that everyone in the industry calls it. Look it up. It's not true. I just made it up. I don't think it has a name.
All right, let her rip. This is why we're here today. The PFE machine, stands for a particular filtration efficiency, test. That's why we're here to see if this thing meets the claims that it claims to meet. All right, so this is a really great brand. We've got this on Amazon, good Mask Co. Good. Why not great? All day comfort, it's claiming to be a KN95. Well, we know it's not. I can tell just by looking at the listing itself, because it shows me the mask. All right, because if it's a KN95, guys I'm very exciting at parties, it's got to have a couple things that this mask doesn't have. So this has the model number, which you can barely see, but 8862 right there and then it says KN95. Well, what it's missing is the manufacturer name and it's missing the standard. Because there's a bunch of different KN95 standard.
Now the KN95 standard is a Chinese standard. So it has to say on the mask, GB2626-2019, that way you know what standard it's held to. It's going to look something like this. And then it's got to say the name of the manufacturer. Which this doesn't say, why don't they say that? Well, probably because whoever made this is really fricking awesome at branding. I mean, look at this. I love this design. Good Mask Co. The box, you open up this like really nice bag. I don't know about that guy though. I wouldn't lend that guy my skateboard, even if it was about to break. I don't know, there's something about that guy I just don't quite trust. But the branding though, is really good. Good Mask Co. This comes with it. If I look on the back though, it says manufacturer details. Guangdong Golden Leaves Technology Development, Co LTD, almost have take a breath before done saying that very, very long name.
So to be a of the KN95 standard, they would literally have to write that entire name across this mask. And it would probably ruin the nice branding they have already established here at the Good Co. If it said that, they'd be you're talking about Good Co now, Golden Leaves, doesn't make any sense. Probably why they left it off. But my question is always, if this is not a KN95, because it's not meeting standards, what other tests did they skimp on? Because there's seven tests you have to pass. Other thing I'll just point out here just because I'm a nasty person, Good Mask Co., the masks you've received today are KN95's, not technically. Good comfort KN95 masks, filter 95% of all particles in the air. That's why 95 is in the name. Kind of true. It's actually filtering particles down to 0.3 microns, which is good. It's basically a good analog to what the coronavirus is, if you were looking for that.
But the question is, does this mask do that? I mean, they said they're KN95 and they were lying to you about that. They did not meet the KN95 standard, but are they passing the test because really at the end of the day and all that matters, let's check out what the machine says. The machine tells no lies, except for when it does. Okay. 99%. Hey, that's a good mask from a filtration efficiency standpoint. It would just be good if you didn't go so hard in the KN95, especially since most people think of this style of mask. When you're talking about KN95, I would call it a KF94, if anything, I don't know. That's just me. All right. If this was helpful, if you like this video, if you were this guy's brother on the mask, give me a like or subscribe. I would appreciate it or send me some masks to test, I would love that too. Either way I will catch you on the next test.
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