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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns all healthcare professionals and the general public NOT TO PURCHASE AND USE the banned medical device product:

1. MAXWELL POWDERED SMOOTH SURFACE LATEX EXAMINATION GLOVES

The FDA verified through post-marketing surveillance that the above-mentioned medical device product is a banned medical device. Pursuant to FDA Advisory No. 2017-180 and FDA Memorandum No. 2017-016, effective 01 January 2019, the importation, distribution, manufacture, storage, distribution, and use of (1) powdered surgeon’s gloves; (2) powdered patient examination gloves; and (3) absorbable powder for lubrication a surgeon’s gloves are prohibited and considered as a direct violation to the Republic Act No. 9711, otherwise known as the “Food and Drug Administration Act of 2009”.

All concerned establishments are warned not to distribute, advertise, or sell the said violative medical device product.

All Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) and Local Government Units (LGUs) 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 banned medical device product.

For more information and inquiries about this advisory, kindly contact the FDA CDRRHR through e-mail at cdrrhr@fda.gov.ph indicating on the subject the concerned Advisory, or call (02) 8857-1900 loc. 8301.                                                                                           

To report any sale or distribution of banned medical device, contact the online reporting facility eReport through e-mail at ereport@fda.gov.ph.

Dissemination of this advisory to all concerned is hereby requested.

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