Razer's N95 debacle is a reminder to double check COVID claims
Don't take face mask claims at face value.
I think it’s grossly irresponsible that Razor hasn’t canceled outstanding orders and asked people to reorder only after acknowledging this isn’t an N95 mask.
Also this is sadly a fail on the part of US tech journalism which took Razer’s claims at face value and even awarded this a prize at CES (hoping that gets retracted)
“Wu and her supporters' criticisms were twofold. First, that the "N95 grade filters" did not actually have N95 certification, which is designated after meeting testing criteria by the CDC's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Second, aside from the filter insert, Wu claimed that problems with the mask's seal and other aspects of its construction compromised the efficacy of the mask itself. Essentially, even if you've got a good filter with N95 protection, there's no guarantee that the hardware you're putting it into will maintain that level of protection along the way.”Posted on 2022-01-13T17:24:31+0000