August 10, 2022

FDA: Class I recall of Haimen Shengbang Viral Transport Media Containers

Editor's Note

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on August 9 identified the recall by Haimen Shengbang Laboratory Equipment Co Ltd of its Viral Transport Media Containers as Class I, the most serious.

The recall was initiated because the products were distributed in the US without authorization, clearance, or approval by the FDA.

The container and swab are used to collect specimens from patients for transport to a laboratory for viral testing to detect infections, including the virus that causes COVID-19.

To date, there have been no complaints, reports of injuries, or deaths associated with this product. Distribution dates were October 8, 2021, to February 15, 2022. More than 4 million were recalled in the US.


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