FDA reauthorizes emergency use of Chinese non-NIOSH-approved filtering face-piece respirators

The Food and Drug Administration Oct. 15 said it reissued its emergency use authorization for certain, Chinese-manufactured filtering face-piece respirators that lack National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health approval.

Such respirators were originally authorized for emergency use on June 6 if they met any of a series of predetermined eligibility criteria; the reissued EUA no longer includes such criteria.