FDA import alert prompts increase in US production

  Covidien (Mansfield, MA) has increased manufacturing of its United States-made cotton-based wound care products to ensure there are no disruptions in the supply of these materials. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced an import alert on certain steam sterilized plastic bandages and cotton pads that are imported from China. These products have been detained without physical examination due to microbiological contamination. Covidien does not import or distribute any of the steam-sterilized products that are impacted by the FDA’s decision.

  For more information, visit http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/cms_ia/importalert_227.html.

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