The RightCare 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 we're testing every single mask on Amazon. Today, we're looking at RightCare. Let's get it in the clamper and see what tests. RightCare, RightCare, RightCare. All right. This is claiming to be a KN95 mask, and I can tell you right away that it's not. How do I know that just by looking? Well, they're missing a few important details, which if you've seen any of these videos before, you already know. This is Mr. Clamp. Actually, he didn't go to medical school for four years to be called mister. This is a PFE machine, a particulate filtration efficiency machine. This thing does the N95 test that you would use to make sure that your N95 masks are to snuff if you happen to have a factory that makes N95 masks. It also works for the KN95 test. Basically, the same test.
How can I tell this is not a KN95? Well, it says KN95 on it, but you can't just take a piece of toilet paper and stamp KN95 and make it a mask. It's not how it works. There's science involved, that's right, and standards. And part of the standard is writing a couple things on here. So what this is missing is which KN95 standard. Now this one on the back says GB 2626-2006. That needs to be written on the mask. Or the other thing that they're missing is the name of the manufacturer. Now, they're trying to sell this to you as RightCare, but that's probably not the manufacturer. In fact, it's not. The manufacturer is Quanzhou Hexing Sanitary Products Co., Limited. So any of those things printed on the mask would be beneficial and would make it a legitimate KN95 mask as long as it also passed tests like this.
And there's about five other tests that we're not going to do today. This is a great brand. It looks like something that could be in Walgreens. Not a terrible price. Let's check out the mask real quick. Yeah. I mean, I've seen better construction. But it's not the worst. Try it on. It's a little tight, as you could see, it's giving me the little elf ears. I'm going to have to visit Santa's castle. Santa lives in a castle, right? I don't remember my Santa lore. And this smells like a... Oh, gosh, no. Sometimes the things I think, I shouldn't just say out loud, I'm going to call this smell a box of newly made crayons, it smells like. Yeah. That actually gave me a little bit of a headache. Or maybe we have a gas leak here. We'll never know. But does any of that matter if it doesn't protect you? Let's check out the machine.
That's what you came for. 97.573, 97.573. Not officially KN95 mask, but it's doing the filtration, at least for the one we tested. Did you get the breathability? Breathability, 148, just below 150, which is what we want to see. 148 pascals. That's just the way we're measuring it to see how breathable it is over a long period of time. You want it to be under 150 if you're going to have to wear it for more than a long period of time. But check out our listing of all the masks we've tested on Amazon. And there's some that are testing a lot better than that. Okay. Thank you guys so much for watching. I appreciate you watching this test, sticking with me. And all that I ask, all that I ask is that you watch the first 30 seconds of the next test, which is starting right now.
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