A green checkmark appears over a worker wearing 3M™ Disposable Respirator 8210, indicating the product is authentic 3M.

3M Safe Guard

Know it's genuine. Protecting people is your top priority. To help ensure your 3M products are authentic, follow the 3M Safe Guard process.

Protect your people, your reputation and your company.

Thank you for partnering with us to fight counterfeit products. Knockoffs likely have not been tested, are not certified and cannot be guaranteed to perform as promised. This can pose serious health risks.

Real products mean real protection. Here’s an easy way to validate your 3M products.

Follow the 3M Safe Guard process.

3M™ Disposable Respirator 8210 and 8210Plus

  • Diagram of where to find the unique 10-digit code on the bottom of the product box.
    Find the codes.

    On the bottom of the product box, just under the bar code, you’ll see a 10-digit secure code and a 6-digit lot code. Both codes should be entered into the corresponding fields on the validation website.

  • Screenshot of the two fields where the secure code and lot code are entered within the 3M Safe Guard authentication process.
    Enter the codes.

    Enter your codes here. A green checkmark means the product is genuine. A yellow or red symbol indicates that your product may be counterfeit.

  • A signed product box shows that the product has been validated and is genuine 3M.
    Mark the package as validated.

    Initial and date the package to let your employees know they are being protected by a genuine 3M product.

  • Know what to look for.

    For product with a “Use By” date prior to
    April 2021, here are ways to help tell if it’s
    genuine 3M.

    For product with a “Use By” date prior to
    April 2021, here are ways to help tell if it’s
    genuine 3M.

Silver nose clip

N95 certification statement

Model number

Warning message

Authentic 3M logo

Yellow head straps

3M Safe Guard Product Authentication Process
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