August 31, 2023

NIOSH Rescinds One Respirator Approval Issued to Air Filtration Solutions

NIOSH has honored the request of manufacturer Air Filtration Solutions Ltd. to voluntarily rescind one of its respirator approvals, the agency announced in a notice published last week. As of Aug. 24, respirators bearing the approval number TC-84A-9267 are no longer approved by NIOSH and may no longer be used, manufactured, assembled, sold, or distributed. The agency directs individuals to contact Air Filtration Solutions regarding inquiries about the decision to voluntarily rescind this approval.

NIOSH’s certified equipment list no longer includes the approval number TC-84A-9267. 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.