In response to the FDA ban on US powdered surgical gloves, powdered patient examination gloves, and absorbable powder used for lubricating surgical gloves, Ansell, a global leader in protection solutions, is committed to helping its valued customers manage the process of converting to appropriate alternatives.
Up until, but not after, January 31, 2017 (two weeks after the FDA ban effective date of January 18, 2017), Ansell will replace any unexpired powdered medical glove with an equivalent powder-free or industrial grade powdered glove for end user customers. Customers should contact their chosen distributor to return the powdered product. Ansell will provide a powder-free equivalent replacement at the same price for each case returned. This offer is limited to case quantities only in original, unopened packaging. A list of Ansell gloves impacted by the FDA ban with suggested replacements is included below.
For surgical gloves we suggest the following substitutions, please note the new ordering codes:
For more information about the FDA powder ban and how Ansell is responding, please contact your Ansell Medical Representative or Ansell Medical Customer Service at 1-800-952-9916.