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UPDATE: Risk of Injury with Ultraviolet (UV) Wands

US FDA sent this email to their subscribers on August 17, 2023.

The FDA updated the list of unsafe UV wand products used for disinfecting. Do not use these products.

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The FDA updated the list of unsafe UV wand products used for disinfecting. Do not use these products. If your email program has trouble displaying this email, view as a webpage. CDRH Medical Device Safety Communication Bookmark and Share RISK OF INJURY WITH ULTRAVIOLET (UV) WANDS: UPDATED FDA SAFETY COMMUNICATION Ultraviolet (UV) Wands Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is providing an update to the list of ultraviolet (UV) wand products that may present a potential risk of injury. Do not use these UV wands because they may expose the user or any nearby person to unsafe levels of ultraviolet-C (UV-C) radiation and may cause injury to the skin, eyes, or both after a few seconds of use. Read More The FDA updated the safety communication to add the following companies that are marketing unsafe UV wands used to disinfect surfaces and kill germs in the home or similar spaces outside most health care settings: * Purple Glow Ultraviolet Sterilamp, model: BP52 made by In My Bathroom LLC, “dba” IMB * UVILIZER UV Light Sanitizer, model: Razor made by In My Bathroom LLC, “dba” IMB * OttLite Compact Travel Disinfecting Wand, model: UV11001M made by OttLite Technologies Inc. * WBM Smart UV Portable Sterilizer, model: UV-03 made by World Business Management (WBM) * Safe and Healthy Disinfecting UV Light, model: 2090 made by Ontel Products Corporation * 59S® Wand Disinfector, model: 5F1025917 made by Shenzhen UV Guard Technology Co., Ltd. The FDA issued Notification of Defect Letters, identifying the defective UV wands and requiring these companies to notify consumers of the radiation exposure issue and to develop corrective action plans. QUESTIONS? If you have questions about this updated safety communication, contact the Division of Industry and Consumer Education.   Follow us on Twitter at @FDADeviceInfo twitterfacebookyoutubeLinkedIn Manage Subscriptions  |   |  Help ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This email was sent to [email protected] using GovDelivery Communications Cloud on behalf of: U.S. Food and Drug Administration ·  10903 New Hampshire Ave · Silver Spring, MD ·  20993-0002 ·  1-888-INFO-FDA GovDelivery logo gOVDELlVERY
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