The Hope Health Supply KN95 Mask failed because it 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.
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Video TranscriptHey, everyone. Welcome back to the place where we're testing every single mask that we can get our hands on. Today, looking at the Hope Health Supply masks that we bought on the internet. Not on Amazon, that's right. Let's put it in the clamper and see what happens. I can already tell by looking at just the listing that this is a fake KN95. And if this is the first time you're watching this channel, buckle up, because I'm about to teach you some things. Let's open this up. I actually don't mind the packaging, it's pretty nice. This is a very large mask, this may be the largest KN95 I've seen. I like hyperbole. All right and let's let her rip. This is a PFE machine, particulate filtration efficiency machine. If you want to find out more about what I'm doing here, I'm going to put a link up there, but we are basically doing the N95 test here because we're in a American medical mask factory. And that's what we test here, but it is roughly similar to the KN95 test.
So you're in luck. We're going to hold these guys accountable and see how good their mask is. I mentioned that I could tell just by looking at the listing itself, that this was not a KN95. How? Well it's right there. That's not a KN95. Let me show you what I mean. To be an actual KN95, you need three things. You need to say KN95. They did that. You need to say GB 2626-2019. What is all that stuff? Well, that is the executive standard that the Chinese government is holding you to. So you got to have that. And you got to have the manufacturer name. Now they're selling this to you as Hope Health Supply.
But if you look on the back it as manufactured by [ Zhang J Huang Yu 00:00:01:49] medical commodity co. So that's not actually the manufacturer name. They have a link here to their, supposedly their ... They say that, "This is our FDA registered can be found here and the register for Hope Health Supply's here." So here's Hope Health Supply. Anybody can do this. You don't have to make a product. You don't have to sell it. They're registering as an importer distributor. That's it, that's all they're registering us. So that doesn't do anything. The FDA does not look at the products you're importing. They don't look at anything. You're just registering on the FDA's website so that you can say that. And this is actually the company that is making it. That's interesting.
And that's different than what's on the bag. And by the way, what they're registered for is for a scavenging mask, not for this mask. It's for anesthesiology. Which I'm really proud of myself for saying that correctly. When I started the word, I was like, "I don't know if you can finish this, man." Hope Health Supply's claiming to sell a KN95 mask. We know it's not a KN95 because they're not doing the things that they say that they're supposed to be doing on the actual mask. And so the question is, if they're not doing really simple things like putting the manufacturer name and things like that, the question is like, "Can you trust them on all of the other tests?" Some of these tests take like 12 hours to do, "that they're going to protect you." Then on their website, they're saying, "Our KN95 registration on the FDA's website can be found here.
When you go here, it's actually not an N95 protective mask. You can click on this, this product code. It's for a scavenging mask. And now a scavenging mask is something that's used in dentistry. It doesn't look anything like this. And then the manufacturer they claim to be using, when you look at the bag is 12 hours away. These two manufacturers are 12 hours away from each other in China. So like what's going on guys? All right. That was good recap. That was okay. I've done better. But does it matter if it protects you? Right? Does any of that matter, Lloyd, all the stuff that you're saying, if your PFE machine, you keep talking about how many hundreds of thousands of dollars you're spending, does it protect you? A lot of preamble.
Okay. Close, close. 94.039, 94.039. The breathability was actually really high, 101.38 pascals. So that's really good. The breathability was really good and it was almost right there on the 95%, but they're not quite meeting it, but there are all these other tests that you have to do. I would almost guarantee, I would bet most of my lab that they're not doing the tests. The question is like, "Why not just stick with someone that's telling you the truth so that you know you can trust them?" There are plenty of manufacturers. Powecome's one of them, you can buy their masks on Amazon. You could get them delivered same day in most cities, great masks, great manufacturer. They don't lie to you. They're not going to make outrageous claims like this is FDA, because it's a KN95. Those aren't FDA registered. All right, I didn't do this. I got so carried away. This isn't the worst. It's definitely not the best. Welds are pretty centered. Let's do the smell test, but it actually is a little tight on my face to be honest.
It's a pretty strong smell. To be honest, it smells like Chinese poly ... Actually there's something in here. It smells like a recently cleaned hospital floor in China. I'm assuming, because I don't know the chemicals that they use here and it's like a little bit different. So it smells a little like Chinese plastic. All right guys, I've been all over the place. Is a little catawampus, my apologies. This was an adventure. This was a new one, Hope Health Supply. I think this is also a record for the longest video I've ever recorded. So there's that too. All right. Thank you so much for watching. I hope you enjoyed this adventure. If you end up buying this mask or not buying it because of this review, you can give me a like subscribe if you want to, but I'm not going to guilt you into it. I'm not one of those types instead. I'm just going to ask that you stick with me. We're dropping a new test every single day at 10:00 AM, and I will see you on that next test.
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Checking on my order placed on Jan. 10th,2022. Charges of $ 37.51 paid on Jan 10th,2022. Order was for N95 masks. Thank you. Shirley Kartman
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