July 6, 2023

NIOSH Rescinds Respirator Approval Issued to Honeywell International

NIOSH announced in a recent notice (PDF) that it has honored the request of Honeywell International Inc. to voluntarily rescind one of its respirator approvals. As of June 29, respirators bearing the approval number TC-84A-9263 are no longer approved by NIOSH and may no longer be used, manufactured, assembled, sold, or distributed. The agency directs individuals to contact Honeywell International regarding inquiries about the decision to voluntarily rescind this approval.

NIOSH’s certified equipment list no longer includes the approval number TC-84A-9263. The agency encourages respirator users and others to use this list to confirm testing and certification approval numbers, which are printed on NIOSH-approved respirators. The website of the agency’s National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory provides a list of additional guidance documents intended to inform users of respiratory protective devices.