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:
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.
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.
This site only validates the authenticity of select 3M respirators. Before validating your product, ensure it is one of the follow product model numbers.
Auraᵀᴹ Gen3 disposable respirators produced between May 2018 to August 2019:
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.
For example,initial and date the package or roll to let your employees know they are using a genuine 3M product.
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).