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

Know it’s genuine

Protecting people is your top priority. To help ensure your 3M products are authentic, follow the 3M Safe Guard™ process.

3M uses the Safe Guard system to validate the authenticity certain models of the following products:

Conspicuity/Reflective Tape
Disposable Respirators
Head Protection
Privacy Screens

Knockoffs likely have not been tested, are not certified and cannot be assured to perform as stated by 3M. Thank you for partnering with us to fight counterfeit products.

Help protect your people, your reputation and your company.

Look for the 3M Safe Guard code on the packaging

If your product does not have the a Safe Guard code  on the packaging then it is not supported by this tool but it still may be an authentic 3M product. Here are some resources to help determine authenticity and report potential counterfeit products.

 

If you have a product that cannot be checked with 3M Safe Guard or you suspect you have a fraudulent product, please contact 3M at 1-800-426-8688.

If you have a product that cannot be checked with 3M Safe Guard or you suspect you have a fraudulent product, please contact 3M at 1-800-426-8688.

Looking to validate 3M Disposable Respirators?

This site only validates the authenticity of select 3M respirators. Before validating your product, ensure it is one of the follow product model numbers.

  • 8210
    8210Plus
    8210CN
    9210+
    9211+
    C310
    C312
    C320
    C322
    C332

     

  • 9310A+
    9310K+
    9312A+
    9320A+
    9322A+
    9322K+
    9322J+
    9332A+
    9324CN+
    9332K+
    9334CN+

  • Auraᵀᴹ Gen3 disposable respirators produced between May 2018 to August 2019:

    9310+Gen3
    9312+Gen3
    9320+Gen3
    9322+Gen3
    9330+Gen3
    9332+Gen3
    06910+Gen3
    06923+Gen3
    06933+Gen3
    9310+Gen3 RU
    9312+Gen3 RU
    9320+Gen3 RU
    9322+Gen3 RU
    9330+Gen3 RU
    9332+Gen3 RU


Follow the 3M Safe Guard™ process.

  • 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 or on the roll, 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.
    Record the results.

    For example,initial and date the package or roll to let your employees know they are using a genuine 3M product.

  • Don’t see a code?

    If you have purchased 3M products and would like more information on detecting fraud and avoiding counterfeit products, please contact at 1-800-426-8688 or submit a report below.

    For more information on fraudulent activity, please read our bulletin (PDF, 73.86 KB).

    If you have purchased 3M products and would like more information on detecting fraud and avoiding counterfeit products, please contact at 1-800-426-8688.

    For more information on fraudulent activity, please read our bulletin (PDF, 73.86 KB).

3M Safe Guard Product Authentication Process