The HALIDODO KN95 Protective Cup Dust 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.
HALIDODO KN95 Protective Cup Dust Mask
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Video TranscriptHey, everyone. Welcome back to the Amazon Mask Testing Channel. That's what we do here. We are shooting NaCl into these bees, seeing what comes out the other side. All right, we're looking at the Halidodo... Did I say that right? Let see. What's the pronunciation? Halidodo, definitely the right pronunciation.
The Halidodo mask, I love this box. It's a lot of tabs to open, I don't know if I like that so much. And after I take, 30... Is this why people like unboxing? They like people experiencing pain? Am I supposed to use scissors? I don't even know. This is the hardest mask box I've ever opened. I'm going to sweat here. All right, let's do it. Wasting the time here. Let's get this in. Let's get in the clamp cam. All right, this is slightly different then what we do for our surgical mask testing. Put this guy you in here...
Let her rip. This is a PFE machine. If you want to find out how this is different from our surgical mask, if you want to find out what this machine's doing, check out that link. Also, just a quick note, we are testing filtration here on just the fabric. I don't know how it fits on your face because I don't have your face here. If I did, I would hold it in my loving hands, and I would say, "Just figure it out, man. If it fits on your face, it fits."
We're getting loopy here. It's on a Friday. I'm testing KN-95 and I don't have anybody taking notes for me, so we're out of control. There's literally, the lunatics are running the asylum. So let's take a look at the Halidodo mask. Care and use, keep it clean. Not a lot of claims. They're claiming it's a KN-95. What's our advantage? These masks strictly comply with the executive standard GB2626-2019, which provides better protection. Well, they're already lying to you, and I'll show you why in just a second. Let's take a look at this. Let's open this up.
So I don't know if you're as cool as I am, but if you are, you know that the GB2626, which is the standard for KN-95 has a couple requirements. One of them is what this machine tests and stuff around fit, stuff that's really hard to glance at and tell. But one of them that's really easy is, you've got to say KN-95 on the mask. You've got to have the name of the company, which is... Oh, it's missing. You got to have the model number of the mask, and you have to say GB 2626-2019, which is the executive standard. The Chinese know how to party, they really do. And these guys decided, we're not going to put it on here. So they're telling you on the listing, and they're telling you on the box that it's... Meets that executive standard, and they're already lying to you. Now, does that matter?
Maybe not. It doesn't really matter if it protects you or not. Oh, wow. Those ear loops... Those ear loops almost make those problems go away. That's really good. I could tell that I could pull it apart like that, but that's not going to fall off on your face. So, good construction there. You've got a great nose wire, excellent nose wire. This is a quality product, very soft, both inside and out. Aside from the weird flex... It's weird they call this an extra large mask because this is very tight on my face. And wait, is my face extra, extra large? Therapist, talking about that one later. Thanks, Halidodo. No, this thing is not extra large at all. In fact, it's pulling my ears forward.
This would fit someone with a slightly smaller face than me better, but it is giving me a really nice seal. I'm going to do a quick breath in... Regret that, regret that. I'm going to call this a brand new iPhone box, just the box, not the iPhone. Chemically, but fresh, clean smell. Almost all KN-95s smell like that, I don't know why. All right, but does any of that matter, any of it, if it doesn't protect you? Let's check it out.
And it's a good mask, I got to give it to you... 99.3 on the dot, Halidodo. How do you do? 99.3%. Breathability... And that was 142.58, so that's a little bit high. We want to see it below 150, but an N-95's got to be below 250 [pascals 00:04:46], so it's hard to gauge these things. Just know that a really easy breathing mask... If you put one on and you're like, "Hey, I can breathe pretty easy." It's about a 100 pascals. This one's about 142, little bit harder to breathe in.
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March 11, 2023. I just bought a box of these (before I knew of your work). They have the “KN95” and “GB 2626-2019” markings, but not the company name. I get that you can’t pass a mask that claims certification and then does not meet the notification requirements. But given the decent test results you show, and the fact that it fits my face pretty much better than any other masks I’ve tried, I think I’ll keep using them – at least until the box is empty!
Thank you for your work