N95 Respiratory Face Mask - NIOSH Certified (Pack of 20)
All sales are final, non-cancellable, and non-returnable.
As a result of the COVID-19 related domestic shortage on PPE, Harbor Importers is working to ship as many of the N95 masks to the US as possible. We are bulking all orders together to bring in shipments of 100,000 masks as frequently as possibly (in most cases one to two times per week).
If we are OUT OF STOCK, please refer to the lead time above. Your order lead time will vary based on the quantity remaining to reach this order. Lead times are typically 10-15 working days after your order is placed.
The FDA and CDC recommend that N95 respirator masks ARE NOT for public use. The public should choose other masks (preferably cloth) in order to prioritize availability for responders to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Harbor Importers is reserving our supply of N95 masks for health care providers, first responders, testing stations, essential businesses, and hospitals who are still in need of masks. We will contact you after you place your order to validate the destination of these masks.
Bulk pricing is available - please contact us!
NIOSH Certified N95 masks are intended for non-surgical use (not an FDA registered product) but are certified by NIOSH to meet the N95 95%+ filtration standards. Fit testing is required for N95 masks.
According to the FDA Website:
An N95 respirator is a respiratory protective device designed to achieve a very close facial fit and very efficient filtration of airborne particles. Note that the edges of the respirator are designed to form a seal around the nose and mouth. Surgical N95 Respirators are commonly used in healthcare settings and are a subset of N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators (FFRs), often referred to as N95s.
The similarities among surgical masks and surgical N95s are:
- They are tested for fluid resistance, filtration efficiency (particulate filtration efficiency and bacterial filtration efficiency), flammability and biocompatibility.
- They should not be shared or reused.
People with chronic respiratory, cardiac, or other medical conditions that make breathing difficult should check with their health care provider before using an N95 respirator because the N95 respirator can make it more difficult for the wearer to breathe. Some models have exhalation valves that can make breathing out easier and help reduce heat build-up. Note that N95 respirators with exhalation valves should not be used when sterile conditions are needed.
All FDA-cleared N95 respirators are labeled as "single-use," disposable devices. If your respirator is damaged or soiled, or if breathing becomes difficult, you should remove the respirator, discard it properly, and replace it with a new one. To safely discard your N95 respirator, place it in a plastic bag and put it in the trash. Wash your hands after handling the used respirator.
N95 respirators are not designed for children or people with facial hair. Because a proper fit cannot be achieved on children and people with facial hair, the N95 respirator may not provide full protection.
Most N95 respirators are manufactured for use in construction and other industrial type jobs that expose workers to dust and small particles. They are regulated by the National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) in the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), which is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
However, some N95 respirators are intended for use in a health care setting. Specifically, single-use, disposable respiratory protective devices used and worn by health care personnel during procedures to protect both the patient and health care personnel from the transfer of microorganisms, body fluids, and particulate material. These surgical N95 respirators are class II devices regulated by the FDA, under 21 CFR 878.4040, and CDC NIOSH under 42 CFR Part 84.
N95s respirators regulated under product code MSH are class II medical devices exempt from 510(k) premarket notification, unless:
- The respirator is intended to prevent specific diseases or infections, or
- The respirator is labeled or otherwise represented as filtering surgical smoke or plumes, filtering specific amounts of viruses or bacteria, reducing the amount of and/or killing viruses, bacteria, or fungi, or affecting allergenicity, or
- The respirator contains coating technologies unrelated to filtration (e.g., to reduce and or kill microorganisms).
The FDA has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with CDC NIOSH which outlines the framework for coordination and collaboration between the FDA and NIOSH for regulation of this subset of N95 respirators.
For additional differences between surgical masks and N95 respirators, please see CDC’s infographic.