If you’re here, you’re probably looking for an N95 for your family, for your job, or just for yourself to make sure you can get the best respiratory protection you can get.
We wanted to let you know the status of things here at United States Mask. Each of you who have believed in this are part of this journey, and it’s important that as a part of this, you know what’s going on.
A little while ago, we suspended production of our Model 1836. Our 1836 N95 is certified by NIOSH under the public health emergency, which means the 1836's approval is only effective while the emergency use of personal respiratory protective devices is in effect. United States Mask was one of a select few who were approved to manufacture N95's under this emergency use authorization and we’re proud of that. The 1836 N95 represents what we’re capable of when Americans set their mind to something.
We plan on being here for the long haul. In order for us to keep on serving you in the future, our team needs to be 100% focused on developing and getting the factory ready for our new N95 model.
We’ve always prioritized institutional and medical users, and with inventory now available from an order that ultimately did not go through, we’re offering it to you.
All that said, we want to give you a quick update on what’s been going on, what we’re doing today, and what’s coming next.
First, to answer the most common question we’ve been getting….
Q: “You’ve been out of stock fooooreverrrrrr…. When will you be back in stock?
Answer: As we answer this (July 16, 2021) we’re about to be back in stock. Once we sell out, they’re gone. There will be zero availability of the Model 1836. We’re working on other products and masks, but we will not have another N95 until we achieve approval of our new model of N95.
Second question we’ve been getting…
Q: “Where are yall? Are you guys still around?”
A: Yes, we’re here. We’ve had our heads down working on that awesome new model we keep talking about…. We do realize we’ve been not great about updating social media and things and we’re so sorry - we'll work on that too. 😊
And for the third, and no one is really asking, but we think you ought to know….
Q: What’s next for United States Mask?
A: We’re working on multiple ideas, but our focus has been, and remains certifying our new N95. It’s going to look similar, but there will be a couple of minor changes we think you’ll like. You all have given us great feedback on the 1836 which has allowed us to improve our design even more. We never thought we would nerd out about things like layers of polypropylene, head straps, and lab equipment, but here we are.
So that’s the update! It’s been wild. We’re making great progress toward our next more improved model of N95, and we look forward to getting what’s left of our inventory out of our warehouse and onto all your smiling, masked, clean-breathing, faces.
David Baillargeon & John Bielamowicz
Co-Founders, United States Mask