Do you have a document that summarizes information about how this FDA ban impacts Ansell powdered examination gloves?
Yes. You can download a page of Frequently Asked Questions about the new FDA Powdered Glove ban here.
I use powdered examination gloves for industrial applications. Will I still be able to purchase them?
Yes. We will be changing the appearance of Microflex powdered glove packaging, however, to clarify that these will no longer be examination grade gloves. These gloves will be industrial grade gloves moving forward, for industrial use only. In the process, we will also make changes to product packaging to better emphasize the Microflex brand and provide more information on product packaging to French and Spanish speaking customers.
What if I want to move to a powder-free glove or still need to use an examination glove for my industrial applications?
If you need to continue to use an examination grade glove, Ansell offers many powder-free alternatives. Please visit this page for more information on the recommended alternatives.
What can I do with my current, unopened cases of Microflex powdered examination gloves?
Ansell will replace any unexpired powdered medical glove with an equivalent powder-free or industrial grade powdered glove for end user customers up until, but not after, January 31, 2017 (two weeks after the FDA ban effective date of January 18, 2017).
Customers should contact their chosen distributor to return the powdered product. Ansell will provide a powder-free an equivalent replacement at the same price for each case returned. This offer is limited to case quantities only in original, unopened packaging.
What Product Packages Are Changing?The dispenser and shipper boxes for the following products will be changing:
- Microflex® MicroOne®
- Microflex® PowerGrip®
- Microflex® NitronOne®
- Microflex® ColorTouch®
- Microflex® L78
Are There Any Changes To The Gloves Themselves?
No. The only thing Ansell will change is our Microflex package design. No changes will be made to the products or how they are manufactured. All technical specifications will remain the same for these gloves, and they will continue to deliver the same high levels of performance that they have in the past.
What Specific Changes Will Be Made to These Packages?
The specific changes you can expect to see include:
- Outer cases and inner dispensers will no longer have the words “Examination” and “For Medical Use” on them – as these products will now be industrial grade
- FDA powder ban notifications and “industrial only” warnings will be placed in 2 locations
- Text will be translated into 3 different languages: English, French and Spanish
- Product information will be laid out in a cleaner, easier-to-read layout
- Microflex brand will be better emphasized on packaging
- Shipper box will be color-coded by size
|Previous Dispenser Box||Dispenser Box New Look|
|Previous Shipper Box||Shipper Box New Look|
When Can I Expect To See These Changes?We currently have stock of Micro One (MO-150), Nitron One (NO-123) and PowerGrip (PG-199) gloves. For ColorTouch (CT-133) and L78X powdered latex gloves we plan to have stock available in early 2017.
Who do I contact if I have more questions?Inquiries about Microflex branded examination gloves should be addressed to our Customer Service Department in Reno, Nevada at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-877-750-6110.