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​Banned Devices; Ban Powdered Surgeon’s Gloves, Powdered Patient Examination Gloves, and Absorbable Powder for Lubricating a Surgeon’s Glove

The Food and Drug Administration has determined that Powdered Surgeon's Gloves, Powdered Patient Examination Gloves, and Absorbable Powder for Lubricating a Surgeon's Glove present an unreasonable and substantial risk of illness or injury and that the risk cannot be corrected or eliminated by labeling or a change in labeling. This final regulation will ban these devices.

Regulatory Impact Analysis

Banned Devices; Ban Powdered Surgeon’s Gloves, Powdered Patient Examination Gloves, and Absorbable Powder for Lubricating a Surgeon’s Glove (Final Rule) (PDF - 88KB)

Federal Register: 81 FR 91722, December 19, 2016

Docket: FDA-2015-N-5017