Counterfeit 3M N95 respirators: NEW lot codes added


Important Notification

Please note the table below was updated with additional lot codes on February 11, February 18 and April 16, 2021.

The University has been notified that counterfeit 3M respirators have been sold to governmental agencies, hospitals, and other institutions in several states, including Washington state.

3M issued two Counterfeit Alerts (for Models 1860, 1860S, 1870+ and Model 8210) notifying customers of the 3M respirator models and lot codes that have been identified as counterfeit (shown in table below).

Please review your inventories to identify if any of the affected N95s are in your possession. If so, do the following:

  • Collect and remove them from service immediately.
  • Place them in a box or container that is labeled "DO NOT USE."
  • Notify the Environmental Health & Safety Department (EH&S) Respirator Program Administrator, Brandon Kemperman at and report the lot and model numbers, quantity, and vendor used to purchase them. Based on the information collected, EH&S will provide you with additional guidance.

Counterfeit Models and Lot Codes

New lot numbers added on 4/16/21 are shown in bold.

Name Model   Lot Codes

3M™ Particulate Respirator (N95)


17284, 49260, 49082, 5100, AAC078, A10062, A13091, A14098, A18193, A19264, A19289, A19290, A20016, A20043, A1C078, B15060, D17076, D20341, R10335, R19067, R19144, R20085

3M™ Healthcare Particulate Respirator and Surgical Mask


B18077, B19029, B19063, B19206, B19240, B19130, B19133, B19155, B19161, B19206, B19314, B19345, B19355, B20010, B20013, B20014, B20016, B20018, B20020, B20021, B20022, B20025, B20035, B20060, B20100, B20119, B20132, B20134, B20235, B20245, B20281, B20670, B20679, B21021, B27233, R12216, R20008, R20025, R20102, R20138, R20144, R20150, R20183, R20190, R20265, R20271, R20294, R20328

3M™ Healthcare Particulate Respirator and Surgical Mask


B19791, B20020, B20522, B20541, B20659, B20670, B20679, B20791, R20522, R20545, R20641

3M™ Aura Healthcare Particulate Respirator and Surgical Mask


C193041, C190241, C193361, C200771

model 8210 counterfeit n95
Model 8210

counterfeit n95
Models 1860, 1860S, 1870+







For more information about identifying counterfeit N95 respirators, see the CDC/NIOSH Alert (

Check the 3M Fraud alert website ( for additional information.