Razer Removes “N95-Grade” Claims From RGB Zephyr Mask

Last week Razer announced the Zephyr Pro, an upgrade that adds voice amplification to its base RGB Zephyr mask. The new announcement prompted criticism that Razer was overstating the amount of protection the cyberpunk-style masks offered, leading the company to remove claims that the mask had “N65-grade” filters, The Verge reports.

While Razer never said the mask itself was N95 rated, its product page repeatedly referred to the mask’s replaceable filters as “N95-grade.” This claim was based on the filter’s 99 percent bacterial filtration efficiency (BFE), which it compared to PPE devices like respirators and surgical masks. These references have now been removed, while the product page refers to the filters as “air purification filters,” saying only that they are “FDA-registered and lab-tested for 99% BFE.”

An update has also been added to a blog post called “The Science Behind Razer Zephyr,” which now explicitely states that “the Razer Zephyr and Zephyr Pro are not certified N95 masks.”

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Author: Hayley Williams