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3M E-A-R Classic Uncorded Earplugs, Hearing Conservation 312-1201 in Poly Bag, 200 pairs

4.7 out of 5 stars 67 customer reviews
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Specifications for this item
Brand Name 3M
Part Number 080529120028
Material Type Polymer Foam
Number of Items 200
Additional Features Uncorded
Color YELLOW
EAN 0080529120021
Item Weight 9.6 ounces
Manufacturer Series Number 312-1201
Manufacturer Warranty Description Manufacturer
National Stock Number 6515-01-364-1461
Specific Uses For Product Commercial/Residential
Specification Met certified frustration-free
UNSPSC Code 46181901
UPC 080529120021


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Product Features

  • 3M E-A-R Classic Earplugs set the standard in hearing protection as the world's first foam earplugs
  • Slow recovery, low pressure foam conforms to the shape of the ear canal for enhanced comfort and wearability
  • Moisture resistance helps maintain a consistent expansion time, even in humid situations
  • Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) 29 dB. CSA Class AL
  • Flame resistant for potential arc flash situations and safer storage

Product Description

Product Description

3M personal protective equipment sold through Amazon's Industrial and Scientific Department is only intended for US occupational workplace use. This 3M personal protective equipment must be used in compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) standard (29 CFR 1910.132) and all other applicable health and safety standards, as well as all user instructions, warnings and limitations accompanying each product. It is essential that all product user instructions and government regulations on the use of each product be followed in order for the product to help protect the wearer. Misuse of personal protective equipment may result in injury, sickness, or death. For correct product selection and use, individuals should consult their on-site safety professional or industrial hygienist. For additional product information, visit www.3M.com/PPESafety.

From the Manufacturer

The 3M™ E-A-R™ Classic™ Earplugs were the world’s first foam earplugs and are still one of the most widely used earplugs today. These earplugs are stiff enough when compressed to make fitting easy, yet soft enough to be comfortable in the ear for extended wear. Slow recovery, low pressure foam fits snugly to create a noise barrier that helps protect hearing from loud sounds. Bright yellow color allows supervisors to conduct quick visual hearing protection compliance checks. Recommended applications include chipping, chiseling, drilling, furnace operations, grinding, heavy equipment operations, machining, pouring/casting, power fastening, riveting, sanding, sawing and welding. These earplugs are commonly used in the following industries: agriculture, automotive, chemicals, construction, general manufacturing, healthcare, oil and gas, and pharmaceuticals. These regular size earplugs comfortably fit most people.

These earplugs have a Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 29 dB, CSA Class AL. These earplugs are test compatible with the 3M™ E-A-Rfit™ Validation System. Moisture resistance helps maintain a consistent expansion time, even when humidity is present. Flame resistance helps protect against potential arc flash situations and provides for safer storage.

Not only is noise present in our daily routines and recreational activities, but millions of Americans work in hazardous noise on a daily basis. Estimates from the National Institutes of Health suggest that hearing loss afflicts 28 million Americans. About one third of those cases are at least partially attributable to noise. Hearing loss due to noise is almost entirely preventable by judicious use of hearing protection.

For more than a century, 3M has applied innovation and technology to improving our customers’ lives and supporting their business goals. Today the company, from its headquarters in St. Paul, Minnesota, serves industrial and commercial customers and consumers in nearly 200 countries. Occupational Health and Environmental Safety products, focused on worker safety, include respirators, hearing-protection products, air-monitoring devices, environmental-safety products, and comprehensive training programs. The 3M brand, across thousands of products, represents consistency, superior quality, and value.


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 9.6 x 8.3 inches ; 9.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
  • International Shipping: This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More
  • ASIN: B008MCU0N0
  • Item model number: 312-1201
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,917 in Industrial & Scientific (See Top 100 in Industrial & Scientific)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.

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3M personal protective equipment sold through Amazon's Industrial and Scientific Department is only intended for US occupational workplace use. This 3M personal protective equipment must be used in compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) standard (29 CFR 1910.132) and all other applicable health and safety standards, as well as all user instructions, warnings and limitations accompanying each product. It is essential that all product user instructions and government regulations on the use of each product be followed in order for the product to help protect the wearer. Misuse of personal protective equipment may result in injury, sickness, or death. For correct product selection and use, individuals should consult their on-site safety professional or industrial hygienist. For additional product information, visit www.3M.com/PPESafety.

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These plugs saved my life! For the first two years of my married life I was convinced I'd never again get a full night's sleep. My husband was a snorer! How in the world did I get myself into this situation? Enter 3M E-A-R Classic earplugs. I met a very nice lady who happened to mention that her husband worked in a plant and had to wear earplugs due to the noise. She now wore the earplugs herself because he snored. Bingo! I bought an entire box of them. I think there were around 250 earplugs in that box and it even had a dispenser. After almost 30 years of marriage I still use them. They work great and the marriage is still going strong. Thank you, 3M
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Each pair is individually packaged in little poly bags. Very hygienic. I always have these type foam ear plugs with me. I've only used the ones in the little boxes before which work great but these will fit better in purse or pocket. I love these little yellow ear plugs. They fit my ears better as the "shaped" or "conical type" ear plugs don't seem to stay in my ears. These have a decibel rating reduction of 29 which is good for most applications. If I need additional protection I wear these in addition to the ear muff type protective gear and it really helps. I wear foam ear plugs frequently as my ears tend to be very sensitive to life. These are a life saver for me. I re-use them a few times and then throw them away. I've tried washing them and reusing them but they don't have the noise blocking power as they get washed. Now if someone can only figure out a way to re-purpose them or recycle them so I wouldn't be throwing them in the landfill that would be great.
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Been through a few 200 count boxes of these type of ear plugs. The ones in the bags vs the "pillow pack" or whatever they're called come in a box half the size so that's a plus right there. I've read other reviews for these ear plugs that say they are reusable but for me once I put them in if I take them out they don't seal as well. This could be due to my sweating in the Florida heat and humidity while working or doing yard work. They aren't the most comfortable but for the price I'm fine with the feel.
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good ear plugs, wish it kep a little more noise out, i wear them when i sleep during the day, and we have a bird that scrams and some people in the house like to talk extremely loud as if they neighbors 2 blocks away need to hear them.

but i wear these and play a white noise track on my stereo and i generally do not get woke up, i am a pretty light sleeper these days,

i also wear these at the shooting range, they protect my ears great in a indoor range.
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By Eve on April 22, 2016
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I work as a dog groomer and these things are life savers! It's no fun having barking dogs and loud force dryers around you all day so I wear these to protect myself from any damage. They're by far the best and I even converted all my coworkers to them from other brands! I also use them at night since I have four fish tanks in my room and the filter noise can sometimes be really loud. My mom also borrows these for when my dad snores and she's a happy camper too! They can be reused multiple times (I use one pair a week) and still be perfectly fine!
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These are individually wrapped pairs that make it easy to toss a couple pair anywhere you may need them. We tossed a few in the tool box, yard work box (for chainsaw/weed eater/brush knife tools), glovebox.... I don't work daily in an environment with loud noises; however, I value my hearing immensely. It's a comfort to have a clean pair of these handy when I need them. They block out noise very well and should one happen to fall out the bright yellow makes it easier to find. I know corded versions can be useful; however, when I tend to need earplugs, I'm usually working outside in brushy conditions. Not having strings for branches to catch means I keep my earplugs where I want them- in my ears.
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The best plugs of all because they stay in. I've been wearing these every night for the last 30 years, since staying at noisy hotels. They block out elevator and ice machine noise, but still allow you to hear the phone and alarm clock. They block out street noises and someone else's snoring.....Can't sleep well now without them.
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Works great for my primary use: cutting out background noise. I have them when I travel, and it makes me immune to hotel rooms facing busy roads.

You get a LOT of them in the box. I felt a little "Costco-ish" buying such a large quantity, but I'll work my way through them -- one noisy night at a time.
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