FDA Urges Avoiding Plastic Syringes Made in China Due to Device Failures
Leaks, breakage and other problems with plastic syringes manufactured in China have led the FDA to urge all users to check the manufacturing location of syringes and consider not using them while it considers preventing syringes made in China from entering the U.S.
The agency says it is collecting and analyzing data of plastic syringe problems, because it is “concerned that certain syringes manufactured in China may not provide consistent and adequate quality or performance.”
The caution does not extend to glass syringes, pre-filled syringes, or syringes used for oral or topical purposes. Affected syringes are used in a variety of clinical and home health settings, and may also be used with infusion pumps.
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