March 31, 2022

NIOSH Rescinds Respirator Approvals Issued to Pacific PPE Corp.

Following a request from Pacific PPE Corp., NIOSH has rescinded all respirator approvals issued to the company. The voluntary rescission affects respirators marked with the approval numbers TC-84A-9278, TC-84A-9299, and TC-84A-9313. As of March 24, respirators bearing these numbers are no longer NIOSH approved and may no longer be manufactured, assembled, sold, or distributed, according to a notice on the NIOSH website.

NIOSH is directing inquiries about the rescission to Innova Medical Group, which acquired Pacific PPE Corp. in August 2021. The agency encourages users of the NIOSH Certified Equipment List to confirm testing and certification approval numbers, which are printed on NIOSH-approved respirators.