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Registered: ‎05-23-2010

Recall. Counterfeit COVID Test.

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https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/acon-laboratories-issues-recall-...

 

Quote from the FDA page for this recall:

"Flowflex™ COVID-19 Antigen Home Test” (FDA Emergency Use Authorization EUA210494), has identified the U.S. distribution of unauthorized, adulterated and misbranded counterfeit product having the trade name “Flowflex SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test (Self-Testing).” ACON Laboratories is not importing the “Flowflex SARS-CoV-2 Antigen Rapid Test (Self-Testing)” into the U.S. as it is only authorized for sale in Europe and other markets"

 

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Registered: ‎03-10-2010

Re: Recall. Counterfeit COVID Test.

@Mindy D    It's pretty strange that a company would deliberately distribute and market a counterfeit medical product, then recall it.  Do you suppose they think a recall will absolve them of respinsibility?

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Re: Recall. Counterfeit COVID Test.

That's strange. About a month ago, in the pharmacies, that's the only brand I saw.

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Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: Recall. Counterfeit COVID Test.

The flowflex white box is approved in the US. If you have the blue flowflex box, that is the one that is recalled and not approved by FDA and they say get another test if you have used this one.

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Re: Recall. Counterfeit COVID Test.

thanks @Mindy D and @on the bay for the information

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