Information Bulletin Number 0905287



Misleading Representation of the DuraMax PRO EN149
FPP1 Dust Mask as NIOSH Approved N95
This notice can be found at
http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/usernotices/default.html
Issue Date: May 5, 2009
From: Heinz W. Ahlers
Chief, Technology Evaluation Branch
National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory
RESPIRATOR USERS NOTICE
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.
National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
NIOSH
PO BOX 18070
626 COCHRANS MILL ROAD
PITTSBURGH PA 15236-0070
Telephone 412-386-4000
Fax 412-386-4051
E-mail npptl@cdc.gov
On the Web http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/