Counterfeit 3M N95 respirators: NEW lot codes added


Important Notification

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

3M™ Particulate Respirator (N95) 8210

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 1860 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 1860S B19791, B20020, B20522, B20541, B20659, B20670, B20679, B20791, R20522, R20545, R20641
3M™ Aura Healthcare Particulate Respirator and Surgical Mask 1870+ C193041, C190241, C193361, C200771

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

Read the CDC/NIOSH Alert for more information about identifying counterfeit N95 respirators.

Check the 3M Fraud alert website for additional information.