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Video Transcript Hey everyone. Welcome back at the place we're testing every single mask on Amazon. Today, we are looking at FDA-cleared masks. I did happen to buy this one on Amazon, which is cool. Let's put it in the clamper and see what happens. FDA-cleared, what does that mean? This is an actual surgical mask with head ties. Look at this. Look at these head ties are flopping all over the place, getting in my way. An FDA-cleared surgical mask means that it's had to pass the FDA standard. And that standard is tested in part by a machine just like this. This is just one of seven tests that you have to do to get 510(k) cleared, which they had to do. The question is, it still up to standards? That's what we're going to find out today.

Let's look at this. So Defender Safety. Defender. ASTM level 3 face mask, pleated, tie back, blue, four-ply, FDA-cleared. Oh, it does say FDA-cleared right there. They have a ton of different stuff on the story. They're claiming ASTM level 3 standard. Trusted by professionals. Trusted by professionals, but has it been tested by my machine? We'll see. We'll see. This is a pretty standard... Ooh gosh. This is a head tie mask. So you've seen ER or something, surgeons wear these. Really strong when they're put together. Kind of annoying to put on because they're not made for a person to put on by themselves. Honestly, they're made for someone to put it on for you. Just kind of baller. It's like Louis XIV or whatever. He never put on his own clothes. That's when you know you've made it [inaudible 00:01:55], when you got people putting on your masks for you. Clearly, I'm not there.

Great fit on that. No smell. Wow. That's interesting. No smell. All right, remember, 98%. That's what it's claiming on the box. That's what it's claiming on the listing. That's what the FDA has tested for. But they did that maybe five, six years ago. And what I found is a lot of manufacturers, especially ones made in foreign countries, this one's made in China, they just do that test once and then they just assume. That's why we have a lab here to test our masks, every single batch.

84.881. 84.881. That's incredible. I've tested masks on Amazon that don't make any claims, like DX Lover and DLOV and all these weird names that you've never heard of, or I'd never heard of before. This is a name brand, Defender Safety. They've been making stuff way before the pandemic. They have an FDA-cleared mask. They went through all that trouble. It cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to get FDA-cleared. They did that. And look at that. They failed. The imported mask failed standard, 84.881. Not a good look, guys, just like my hair after putting on that mask. All right, guys, thank you so much for watching. I appreciate your time and attention. And I appreciate you, and I'll see you on that next test, which is tomorrow at 10:00 AM. Every single day we drop a new on. Thank you so much.

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