Apple accessory maker Belkin launches made-in-USA COVID-19 face masks

Belkin on Thursday announced its face masks are now available for purchase on Belkin.com to help address the ongoing need for personal protective equipment amidst the battle against COVID-19.

Belkin Face Masks are made in the USA
Belkin Face Masks are made in the USA

“Belkin has always been about solving human needs as they arise and with the second surge of COVID-19 in Belkin’s hometown of Los Angeles and around the country, the need for PPE sadly continues to be urgent,” said Steven Malony, senior vice president, Belkin International, in a statement. “Frontline workers are risking their lives each day to save the lives of others and to keep our economy running. We believe that wearing a mask is one simple action that we can all take to keep each other safe.”

To help address the need for PPE in its local community, Belkin is donating 25,000 masks to the frontline workers and medical personnel at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles where Chet Pipkin, CEO and founder of Belkin International, serves as a member on the CHLA Foundation Board of Trustees. Belkin is also donating 25,000 masks to the City of Los Angeles to be distributed among essential workers actively on the front lines to help bolster the community.

Belkin Face Masks are made in the USA, single-use, disposable masks that provide a reliable and comfortable way to help cover the nose and mouth while outside and following CDC recommendations for safety. Simple by design, the pleated masks include a nose clip to reduce air gaps and expand to ensure they fit most face sizes. Belkin Face Masks are now available for purchase at Belkin.com for $49.95 for a box of 50.

Belkin is also announcing the ComfortFit Face Mask, a single-use mask with patented Z Fold ear loops designed to reduce pressure on the ears while providing a secure fit. The ComfortFit mask has three layers of soft, breathable fabric that provides comfort and protection even with extended wear. The ComfortFit Face Mask will be available in the coming months for $19.99 for a box of 30.

As part of the company’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, the announcement follows Belkin’s collaboration with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for the production of the FlexVent single-use emergency ventilator.

In an effort to keep each other safe and help #SlowTheSpread of COVID-19, Belkin reminds everyone to kindly wear a mask.

Source: Belkin International, Inc.

MacDailyNews Take: If around-the-ear face mask loops irritate your ears, try a Mask Strap Extender. They are made of soft silicon, are inexpensive, and they work well!

5 Comments

  1. Considering that Conservatives made the wearing of COVID-19 masks an anti-Trump statement, I adhere to the Conservative Bush/Cheney 1% doctrine which I apply to wearing them: As long as there is a 1% chance that my wearing of a mask can protect others, or they me, I will continue to wear one. But I am considerate of others anyway. And I may even purchase the Belkin brand since it’s closely aligned with Apple Corp.

      1. @ First Then Prison,

        Donald Trump —
        “I don’t agree with the statement that if everybody would wear a mask, everything disappears”

        What an idiot.
        . . . so is the president.

  2. July?!?!? A little late to claim he is leading the country.

    “”I don’t think I’m going to be doing it,” he said back then. “Wearing a face mask as I greet presidents, prime ministers, dictators, kings, queens – I just don’t see it.”

    He was recently photographed – once – wearing a mask. Only because they found a cool looking one with the presidential seal on it. Everyone can agree that the most important thing is that he looks good in one. Since then, he was photographed again without wearing one as others put their masks on.

  3. These are surgical masks and will help protect others from infection. If you want protection for yourself and others then I suggest you opt for KN95 masks.

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