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Canadian Tire accused of selling fake N95 masks for coronavirus

Canadian Tire is being accused of selling fake N95 masks, and people aren't happy with the company.

The Canadian retail giant recently displayed a cardboard box filled with surgical masks at a Toronto location, labelling the box "N95 quality guaranteed."

The masks are being sold at $19.99 for 10 masks.

However, a discerning customer pointed out that the masks actually appear to be surgical masks.

N95 respirators are typically white with a characteristic teardrop shape; surgical masks are usually rectangular, blue, and more loose-fitting around your face.

Naturally, people aren't pleased by Canadian Tire's misleading advertising.

One person pointed out that the masks definitely won't protect against germs.

And another person was feeling scammed.

But one man pointed out that the problem is more serious than just overpriced products.

With the World Health Organization declaring coronavirus an international emergency yesterday, many Canadians are eager to protect themselves.

Remember that the best way to do so is to follow WHO's official guidelines on how to reduce your risk of infection.

Lead photo by

Derrick Kwan

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