3M Occupational Health and Environmental Safety Division is announcing the
introduction of the 3M™ Escape Only Mouthpiece Respirators and accessories. Similar
products were previously sold by Aearo Technologies (which 3M acquired in 2008) as
the Escape Artist™ and X-It™ Escape Respirators.
Designed for emergency escape from industrial accidents involving known chemicals,
3M™ Escape Only Mouthpiece Respirators provide health and safety professionals a
respiratory protection option for their organization’s emergency escape plans. This
family of NIOSH-approved single cartridge escape, mouthpiece-style respirators helps
provide respiratory protection for emergency escape from atmospheres containing
certain amounts of acid gases and certain non-oil based particles as well as an
ammonia/methylamine option – depending on the model selected.