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Issue Date: May 5, 2009

From: Heinz Ahlers, Chief, Technology Evaluation Branch, National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory

Subject: Misleading Representation of the DuraMax PRO EN149 FPP1 Dust Mask as NIOSH Approved N95

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) wishes to inform respirator users that dust masks being sold through Dollarama Stores in Canada, and possibly in other locations, as the DuraMax PRO EN149 FPP1 Dust Mask are being misrepresented as NIOSH-certified N95 units.

The DuraMax PRO EN149 FPP1 Dust Mask is not certified as an N95 respirator and it is not approved by NIOSH.

The DuraMax PRO EN149 FPP1 Dust Mask is individually packaged with the words NIOSH N95 printed on the mask (pictured below).

A NIOSH approval is issued to a respirator only after it has been tested and evaluated in the laboratory and found to comply with all the requirements of Title 42, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), including a review of the manufacturer’s quality plan.

 

The DuraMax PRO EN149 FPP1 Dust Mask is individually packaged with the words NIOSH N95 printed on the mask

 

The DuraMax PRO EN149 FPP1 Dust Mask is individually packaged with the words NIOSH N95 printed on the mask


Misleading Representation of the DuraMax PRO EN149 FPP1 Dust Mask as NIOSH Approved N95

 
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