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Updated: Mar 29

How do you know your 3M 1860 protective cup mask is safe?

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3M has been receiving increasing reports of counterfeiting and fraud related to the following three 3M respirator models: 3M™ Health Care Particulate Respirator and Surgical Mask 1860; 3M™ Health Care Particulate Respirator and Surgical Mask 1860S; and 3M™ Aura™ Health Care Particulate Respirator and Surgical Mask 1870+.

Read a communication to all 3M Authorized Distributors highlighting 3M’s requirements for sales of 3M respiratory protection products.

We want to continue to share information to help keep you safe. I've personally seen 3M 1860 masks cut open with either 2 layers and just pieces of cloth inside as a filler to make it look like it's real. IF you spend money on 3M 1860 masks, do yourself and your staff a huge favor and cut one open PRIOR to handing them out or even PRIOR purchasing. Inspect what's inside and if it's fake, you'll know it. Be staff and see your team's lives. These are reasons we don't work with anyone selling 3M1860 masks. We've had numerous offers of large numbers of these masks, and the first thing we think "This is fake".

Helpful hints on spotting fake 3M1860 -

I hope this helps you and saves live. After all, that's the business we're in.

The Sprink Medical Supply team.

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