The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns all healthcare professionals and the general public against the purchase and use of the unnotified medical device:
- “XUELIAN SURGICAL TAPE”
The FDA verified through post-marketing surveillance that the abovementioned medical device is not notified and no Certificate of Medical Device Notification (CMDN) has been issued. Pursuant to the Republic Act No. 9711, otherwise known as the “Food and Drug Administration Act of 2009”, the manufacture, importation, exportation, sale, offering for sale, distribution, transfer, non-consumer use, promotion, advertising or sponsorship of health products without the proper authorization is prohibited.
Since this unnotified medical device has not gone through evaluation process of the FDA, the agency cannot assure its quality and safety.
In light of the foregoing, the public is advised not to purchase the violative product in the market.
All concerned establishments are warned not to distribute, advertise, or sell the said violative medical device until CMDN is issued, otherwise, regulatory actions and sanctions shall be strictly pursued. Always check if a product has been registered with the FDA before purchasing it by making use of the embedded Search feature of the FDA website accessible at www.fda.gov.ph. You may also look for the FDA Registration number on the product label.
All FDA Regional Field Offices and Regulatory Enforcement Units in coordination with law enforcement agencies and Local Government Units are requested to ensure that this product is not sold or made available in the market or areas of jurisdiction.
The Bureau of Customs is urged to restrain the entry of this unnotified product.
For more information and inquiries, kindly contact the FDA Center for Device Regulation, Radiation Health, and Research through e-mail at [email protected], or call (02) 88571900 loc. 8301.
To report any sale or distribution of unregistered medical device, email us at [email protected].
Dissemination of this advisory to all concerned is hereby requested.
Attachment:-> FDA Advisory No.2020-1079