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Beware fake surgical masks for your children!

Post by sandychan0226 » Thu, 18 Jun 2020 3:22 pm

Hello all,

As our children return to schools, the protecting our children and families from COVID is dependent on students, teachers, and staff wearing the right type of masks, medical grade surgical masks that offer people protection when physical distancing is not possible.

However, at present, mask suppliers and opportunistic traders are supplying large quantities of masks of household-use grade to Singapore and passing them off as surgical masks of medical grade, causing less discerning consumers to purchase masks with false certifications, misleading them to believe that they are buying medical-grade surgical masks that offer them adequate protection against COVID-19.

See these videos for a quick overview:

1) 5 Tips to Test Real vs Fake Surgical Masks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dC0Hga10nbk
2) Channel News Asia's video, 'How Do You Spot A Fake Surgical Mask'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwGh3LHQrDg

I have also attached a short write up on checking quality certificates of masks.

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Post by abbby » Fri, 19 Jun 2020 9:47 am

Yes...I've seen them having certification papers in the boxes...sometimes not even sure if they are legit papers...
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made. - Groucho Marx (1890-1977)

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Post by AnnieDang » Mon, 29 Mar 2021 2:57 pm

That is scary. I use fabric masks for my kids and wash them every day. I found the best mask holder for my sons called Pro Shield. I can keep 2 masks for him in the case without touching each other. The size of the case is only around 9.5cm x 6.5cm so it fits perfectly in his school bag.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 29 Mar 2021 6:09 pm

You are replying to a thread that is a year old, when Singapore had a shortage of masks shortly after Covid really hit here hard.

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Re: Beware fake surgical masks for your children!

Post by homecaremississauga » Wed, 05 May 2021 2:14 pm

Yes it is true. Fake surgical marks are of the rise.
The only real masks are identified as that they must have 3 layers, the nose pin is must on it.
I personally recommend to wear 2 masks at a time and make it air proof don't let your breath out from it edges.
The best mask is N95 because it blocks all the air. The N95 with air filter is not recommended by doctors.

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