The HUHETA KN95 5-Ply Protective 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.
HUHETA KN95 5-Ply Protective Mask
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Why did this mask fail?
Video TranscriptHey, everyone. Welcome back to the place where we are testing every single mask on Amazon. Yes. Even KN95s that the FDA is no longer giving emergency use to. Yeah, I'm being petty. It's what we do here. Welcome to the show. All right, let's get this guy in the clamper, and we will start testing this mother. Actually, really don't mind this brand. Brand called Huheta. I think I've tested a... I need scissors or something. This guy's really sealed. We've tested like two or three these before, but the surgical masks, and I've always appreciated the brand.
Oh, you can get a free warranty. You want to warranty your masks? Questionable. All right. Let's open this up. Individually packed, it's sealed. Look at that. And it's not like some temporary seal. It's a real seal. That's awesome. It's a little bit different than what we do for our surgical masks. I'm going to put a link up here if you want to see how that has changed. PFE machine. Particulate, Filtration, Efficiency machines. Why we're showing up today. Is that mask going to protect you? Now look, you need both fit and filtration to have good mask. I trust you guys at home to figure out if you've got any gaps in your fit, but I don't think most of you have a $250,000 lab to be able to figure out how good the filtration is. Let's take a look at the listing. Always good listings. Look at this, 13,000 ratings. KN95 face masks, packed individually, filter efficiency, 95%.
All right, let's look at the actual box. I actually notice something here. First of all, this box is dope. It's a corrugated box, which means you can ship this mother, which is just really efficient. You can put a label right on it and ship it. It's very, very, very strong, and it's black, and it looks cool. Filtration, 95%, KN95. Now they're saying GB2626-2019 on that. Ooh, what are all those numbers, Lloyd? That's a great question, Lloyd. I'm glad you asked Lloyd. That is saying that this is a KN95 mask meeting the Chinese standards of GB2626. I know. Who here read the standards, huh? Anybody? Any? Oh, it's me. I'm a dork. All right.
I can tell you right away that this does not meet the standards because the standards say that you have to put on the actual mask itself, KN95, the manufacturer name. And you have to see GB2626 dash, whatever year standard you're using. So most people are using 2006. That's old. I've got people who were made after that. But this one's the updated standard, the 2019, which absolutely reinforces those points. Very surprised at Huheta for not actually meeting it, especially with these soft supple ear loops that they have. Speaking of ear loops, ooh, that's pretty nice. Yeah, I like that. That's good. That's strong. I'm going to try to break it here. It's going to hurt me, but I'm not going to cry. Not this time. No tears.
It's a good ear loop. Great construction. Great nose wire. Super soft. Let's put it on. Of course you got the duck. That's the look you're going for with KN95, not my fave, but it's up to you. Little tight, but good seal. Definitely. And it's got... You know what the smell is? Patented Chinese KN95 smell. I swear. It's like they inject it with the same smell. It's not terrible. It smells new. But you know when you're smelling a new car, guess what you're smelling? Chemicals. Anyway, but does that matter? I mean, who cares? Do you care really? Do you care if they're meeting the KN95 standard, if this machine tells you that it's safe? I don't know. Let's find out. I guess we can't find out if you care or not, but we can find out what the score is.
99.68%. Dang. That's really, really freaking good. Huheta, as far as I can remember, has done usually a good job, so I'm not surprised by that. I'm surprised that they're not meeting the standard that they claim. That's just weird, but it's given you the filtration. Anyways, I hope this was helpful if you end up buying these masks because you saw this review. Hey, this is an exchange. And this is the internet. And the currency of the internet is likes and subscribes. I've given to you, give to me. That's all I'm asking. All right. I will catch you on the next test. Stick with me folks. All right. See you later.
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I just purchased a box of 100 HUHETA KN95 foldable multi colored masks. GB 2626-2019 and KN95 are printed on the outside of the mask pictured on the box and on the product inside. They are executive standard noon-medical and 5 layers
I have these masks in Black. They are very well made. I can breathe easily and they can filter extremely well, based on these results. Even though I’m vaccinated and boosted, I still wear these and haven’t gotten sick yet, so I know it’s working. Due to the small oversight that it doesn’t have the manufacturer name and GB2626 number on the actual mask (only on the box), leads me to believe that this came from a warehouse that is manufacturing in bulk and different companies are purchasing from them, then slapping on their business label to sell on their website or their Amazon storefront. I think, due to the breathability and filtration, this mask should be “Passed” because it is definitely following the standards of what a KN95 mask does. However, because it doesn’t fully list the standards on the mask, maybe there should be a “Buyers Beware” listed somewhere on the website. I don’t think this mask is a full counterfeit. If it was, the mask would fail on all levels, you know what I mean?
I was very disappointed with the HUHETA Executive Standard mask made in China. Written on the box only. The number is not written on the masks.
Has this actually been tested for filtration? I want to know if it’s safe enough to wear bc I already own a box
The KN95 standard explicitly states that the standard GB2626-2019 must be printed on the mask itself, not the box.
Although the information provided on the HUHETA boxes gives the impression that the masks comply with the latest regulations, the actual masks are embossed only with the markings “KN95,” with no manufacturer identification or GB2626 number. Most legit masks have all such information embossed on each mask in addition to the packaging. This manufacturer’s KN95 masks are also listed on the FDA’s recent Revoked EUA appendix. I bought three boxes of these on Amazon a few months ago and I’m very frustrated that they are not completely legit. I don’t know what to do with them. That said, given my job as a classroom teacher, I’ve decided to stop using them and replace them with legit N95 masks purchased from sources other than Amazon.
The reasons given on the details page as to why KN95 masks might not be “passed” despite meeting metrics is given as “they must have GB2626 numbers on front.” Yet the image of this mask literally shows that number on the front of the box. Thus unless there are other reasons this mask type should be PASSED.