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video transcriptHey, everyone. Welcome back, where we were testing every single mask on Amazon. This is the place. If that's what you were looking for, which who would want to, I don't know.
Today, we are testing all the American made mask we found on Amazon. Today, excited to talk about the United Sewing Automation, which is kind of a weird flex. Let's put it in the clamper. Wow. This is the most challenging masks that I've had so far. Alrighty. We'll let it rip.
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All right. We're looking at the American made, American strong United Sewing. I love the box. Let's look at the website. We bought this on Amazon, but they have a really cool website. One of these companies that stood up in the middle of the pandemic. Oh, face masks testing. What's this? Oh, here we go. Making claims on the website. Bacterial efficiency rated over 99% particulate filtration over 99%. They're linking to their Nelson Labs report here. See, there you go. You're going to see all of these articles. Look, they're testing like 30 and they're all over 99%. Look at that. Let's hope... That's exactly what this machine does here. We bought them on Amazon, like we said. They're saying ASTM level three, so they are making that claim on here.
All right. Let's look at the box. Where these ear [inaudible 00:01:39] come from? No one else. I like that it's in a bag. It's a white-on-white mask. It's a very soft ear loops. These may be the softest ear loops I've seen. I love the construction of this. It looks really good. The nose wires solid. I'm curious how well this ear loop is. Oh, wow. Okay. Yeah. I like to give two good pulls. This is super scientific. Two good Lloyd pulls... Oh, that wasn't half a pull. Then, that's a good mask for me. Yeah, that's not good. Okay. Both sides came off. It's not good. Let me see. This. I think this might come off. No. Okay. I'm going to give it five points on that. Construction.
Okay. Smelling this. I'm going to call this smell an old Clue game. It's like you go to the bookshelf, pull off the game with the kids. You're opening it up. You want to play a game of Clue. You open it up. That's what it smells like. It's like a cardboardy smell. It's not horrible, but it is stronger than maybe I'd like to see. Some of the stuff sits on Amazon shelves, and that can really add to the smell. I'd probably get 15 out of 25 for that. Does any of that matter if it doesn't protect you? All right. Now, let's remember. These guys were making a claim on their website showing Nelson Lab reports saying that they were ASTM level three above 99%.
What is this? 91.075. That is not great. In fact, we actually tested this earlier before, so I actually did know what this was going to be. We tested two other ones, too, because we wanted to give him a fair shake. It could be a bad batch, a bad box, but this is nowhere near... There is no way that that Nelson Lab report that they showed us, is accurate. I don't know what happened. It could be that they changed the melt blown.
The reason we invested in a hundred thousand dollars lab here... It's actually probably about twice that at this point, is so that we could test single batch of our masks. It happens, like bad melt blown. Something gets in there, something in the process, it messes things up. We know that we can pull that and start over. It's not great. They're not hitting that 99%, not even close. Because of that, I wouldn't recommend using this mask, personally, just because it's too much variability. And 91% is well below the American standard. The minimum standard is 95%. Anyway, not super happy about that. They seem to be a great company doing the right things, but they clearly made some mistakes in the production process.
I hope you've enjoyed watching this video. I appreciate you being here. I will catch you on the next test.
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