Canadian Tire has apologized for mislabelled face masks sold at its store in North York. Photos popped up on social media criticizing the high prices of the masks and the fact they were labelled as N95s, but were, in fact, surgical masks. The Canadian Tire face masks can be returned for a full refund, their spokesperson told Narcity. The location in question is the one located at Sheppard and Leslie in Toronto. A Twitter user posted photos of surgical masks labelled as N95 masks, selling for $19.99. There was also a sign saying "4 per customer.""@CanadianTire These are clearly not N95 masks, but surgical masks," he wrote in the tweet."It's not right to prey on public confusion and panic to make money. This was at the Leslie and Sheppard location. Please correct this at all of your stores ASAP."It looks like this wasn't the only location where masks were being sold for seemingly inflated prices.\nAnother user posted a photo on January 30 of an unknown Canadian Tire location which was reportedly selling the masks for $34.99, according to the tweet.\nBy comparison, a five-pack of N95 of Cool Flow masks is being sold for $19.99 on Canadian Tire's website.People have been stocking up on face masks and hand sanitizer, clearing store shelves all over the city. Two coronavirus cases have been confirmed by public health authorities in Toronto, as well as a third reported case in London, Ontario.\n@CanadianTire These are clearly not N95 masks, but surgical masks. It’s not right to prey on public confusion and panic to make money. This was at the Leslie and Sheppard location. Please correct this at all your stores ASAP #CoronaVirusCanada #Coronavirustoronto #scam pic.twitter.com/LlRWJfstNr— Derrick Kwan (@DerrKwan) January 30, 2020\nIn an email to Narcity, Canadian Tire said that the masks sold at this particular store were mislabelled. They will be offering full refunds for the masks with SKU #899-4998. "Canadian Tire takes the health and safety of our customers very seriously," External Communications Manager Cathy Kurzbock said in the email.\nN95 masks are designed to protect against harmful particles, including bacteria. Surgical masks do not provide as much respiratory protection as N95 masks, according to the CDC.\nThe CDC says "most surgical masks do not effectively filter small particles from the air and do not prevent leakage around the edge of the mask when the user inhales."\nLocal Canadian Tire is advertising N95 masks from 9.99 up to 34.99 pic.twitter.com/VOPDY6L0xs— Martin J Holt (@ottter649) January 30, 2020\n"Upon learning that the vendor incorrectly labelled the masks as N95 certified, we immediately pulled this product from our stores and we apologize for the labelling error. All masks with SKU # 899-4998 can be returned to any of our stores for a full refund,” they wrote in the email.\nIt is still unclear if any other Canadian Tire stores were selling these mislabelled masks, but the company has assured that they have since been pulled from shelves.