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Particulate-filtering facepiece respirators

If you list products on our store, you must comply with all federal, state, and local laws and our policies applicable to those products and product listings, including this policy.

Particulate-filtering facepiece respirators covered by this policy

A particulate-filtering facepiece respirator (PFFR) is a disposable respirator that covers the nose and mouth. It filters out airborne particles, including dust and fumes. There are seven classes of PFFRs approved by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), including N95, Surgical N95, N99, N100, R95, P95, P99, and P100. Surgical N95 masks are NIOSH-approved N95 masks that are also approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as surgical masks, via the 510(k) Premarket Authorization process.

In light of COVID-19, the FDA issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for KN95 masks. The FDA recently revoked EUA approval for KN95 masks. KN95 is a Chinese standard for respirator masks. Similar to the N95 standard, masks must filter 95% or more of particles to meet the KN95 standard. For more information, go to About KN95 masks.

Examples of particulate-filtering facepiece respirators.

Our policy for particulate-filtering facepiece respirators

Amazon requires that all particulate-filtering facepiece respirators have been tested to and comply with the specific regulations or standard requirements listed below:

Models Regulation/Standard requirements
N95, N99, N100, R95, P95, P99, P100
  • 42 CFR Part 84 (Approval of Respiratory Protective Devices)
Surgical N95 masks
  • FDA 510(k) Premarket Notification; and
  • 21 CFR Part 807 (FDA Establishment Registration); and
  • 42 CFR Part 84 (Approval of Respiratory Protective Devices)
KN95 masks
  • GB 2626-2006 or GB2626-2019

Required information

We may request this information from you at any time, so we recommend that you have it easily accessible:

  • Your company name (if applicable) and seller ID
  • Your contact information: email address and phone number
  • A list of all particulate-filtering facepiece respirators that you list
  • Product packaging images for all particulate-filtering facepiece respirators that you list (images must include all six-sides of the product packaging)
  • Product images for all particulate-filtering facepiece respirators that you list (images must include model number and compliance markings)
  • Documentation confirming that your product was approved by NIOSH (does not apply for KN95s)
  • For KN95s only: Testing reports from a CNAS-accredited laboratory that confirm that each product was tested to the regulations and standards listed above
  • For KN95s only: A disclaimer on the webpage that states: “Disclaimer: This KN95 mask is NOT an N95 mask. For more information about KN95 masks, please see the following before you purchase: amazon.com/AboutKN95s.”

Some labs provide special Amazon rates for testing. To find more information about these providers, visit the Service Provider Network.

How to submit information

If we contact you for compliance documents, complete the following steps to submit the requested information:

  1. In Seller Central, select the Performance tab, and choose Account health.
  2. Under Product compliance requests in the bottom right corner of the page, click Documentation requests.
  3. Click Provide documentation or appeal next to the product.
  4. Select No to upload documents.
  5. Follow the steps in the Submit required documents section.
  6. Once your products have been approved, follow the ASIN listing steps (for more information, go to Seller University).
  7. Be sure to select "respirator" as the product type.

Note: Test Reports must contain images of the tested products including packaging, compliance markings, and warning labels if applicable. The product images on the test reports must show the same product as the product images on the detail page.

Policy violations

If you do not provide the required information by the applicable deadline, we may:

  • Remove the relevant product listings
  • Suspend your ability to add new products, your listing privileges, or both
  • Withhold any payments due to you
  • Pursue legal action

We reserve the right to take any further actions that may be necessary in our sole discretion.

Additional resources

Disclaimer: The information provided on this page does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice. All information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only.

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