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Counterfeit PPE Puts Lives at Risk

Counterfeit Masks Are Putting Lives at Risk; Choose Trusted U.S. Suppliers for PPE Equipment


“Counterfeit Masks Reaching Frontline Healthcare Workers in U.S.: An Associated

Press investigation has found millions of medical masks, gloves, gowns and other

supplies being used in hospitals across the country are counterfeits, putting lives at

risk.”—PBS.org, May, 2020


“Hospitals across Washington state were alerted Friday to pull select N95 masks off

their shelves and send them for analysis after an investigation uncovered knockoffs,

said the state’s hospital association. … WSHA estimates there are over 2 million fake

N95s that were likely acquired by the state’s hospitals, 300,000 of which were bought

by WSHA and distributed to dozens of hospitals.”—Fox News, Feb. 8, 2021


Counterfeit PPE products have been flooding the American market since last spring. It is such a threat that the office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations created Operation Stolen Promise in April 2020 to combat counterfeit PPE equipment and other types of pandemic-related fraud. They have discovered fake N95 respirators and masks in healthcare facilities and other locations across the country, putting lives at risk. (click below for more)


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