Information Bulletin Number 0812265

Subject: Misleading Representation of the Mainstays
Projects RSP2MS Respirator as NIOSH-Approved N95
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Issue Date: August 21, 2008
It has been brought to the attention of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) that
Allway Tools Inc., is importing and selling a particulate respirator, Mainstays Projects (RSP2MS), as a NIOSHapproved
respirator. These respirators are being sold at Wal-Mart Stores.
The Mainstays Projects RSP2MS Particulate respirator is not certified and is not approved by NIOSH.
The Mainstays Project (RSP2MS) respirator is individually packaged and the words Allway and the NIOSH N95
logo imprinted on the face of the respirator (pictured below).
A NIOSH approval is issued to a respirator only after it has been evaluated in the laboratory and found to comply
with all the requirements of Title 42, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 84 (42 CFR 84), including a review of the
manufacturer's quality plan.
Heinz Ahlers
Chief, Technology Evaluation Branch
National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory