N95 Masks In Canada Had A 500% Increase In Counterfeit Reports

When it comes to 3M's N95 masks in Canada, there's been a 500% increase in reports about counterfeit ones during the country's second wave.

The company shared new statistics with Narcity on the issue of counterfeit and fraudulent masks.

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500% increase in reported counterfeit N95 masks during Canada's second wave

Compared to the first wave, Canada saw a 500% increase in reported cases of fraudulent and counterfeit 3M N95 masks during the second wave.

It also turns out that February 2021 has been a particularly busy month for counterfeits.

Even before the month is over, 3M Canada has already gotten more reports of suspected counterfeit masks than it did during the entire first wave in Canada.

According to the company, when people use these fraudulent products they could unknowingly be spreading the virus.

That's because they don't meet the standards that are placed on real masks made by 3M.

During the first wave of the pandemic, there was controversy when Donald Trump told 3M to not send N95 masks to Canada.

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