10 million counterfeit N95 masks have been confiscated by the U.S. government that were being sold to hospitals, frontline workers, and governmental organizations, according to The Daily Caller.
Homeland Security agents found thousands of counterfeit 3M N95 masks in a warehouse.
BREAKING: Homeland Security says it has seized roughly 10 million phony N95 masks in recent weeks in an ongoing counterfeit investigation. In the most recent seizure, hundreds of thousands of counterfeit masks were intercepted in an East Coast warehouse. https://t.co/P4ChgIm6ik
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 17, 2021
“Not only do they give a false sense of security, how dangerous is the exposed individual without any protective gear? They have no utility whatsoever,” explained Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.
From The Daily Caller:
3M manufactured and delivered approximately 2 billion N95 masks during 2020, which was triple what they produced in 2019, according to their website. However, as the pandemic continued and masks fell into short supply counterfeit mask sales increased across the country, the AP reported.