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Notice of Surgical Gloves-Related Import/Export Ban

Published on: August 2, 2017

All members are reminded that powdered surgeon’s gloves, powdered patient examination gloves, and absorbable powder for lubricating a surgeon’s glove have been banned by the United States of America's (USA) Food and Drug Administration as a medical device. This ban is a total prohibition on the current and future sales, distribution, and manufacturing of this medical device in the USA. In order to comply with this ban, members are directed to refrain from exporting or importing these products into the USA.




FDA medical device ban notice: https://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/MedicalDeviceBans/default.htm

US Federal Register: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/12/19/2016-30382/banned-devices-powdered-surgeons-gloves-powdered-patient-examination-gloves-and-absorbable-powder