Although demand for medical gear increased during the epidemic, millions of dirty gloves were imported into the United States, CNN reported.
After a month-long investigation, CNN said warehouses in Thailand “reached millions of counterfeit and second-hand nitrile gloves in the United States, according to import records and distributors who bought the gloves.”
CNN further reported that distributors were “trying to cash in on the demand for medical-grade nitrile gloves”, which turned into high demand due to the epidemic.
Tarek Kirshen, a Miami-based businessman, ordered gloves worth about $ 2 million and sold them to a U.S. distributor. Complaints keep coming against him because his gloves are dirty.
“These were reusable gloves. They were washed, recycled, “he told CNN.” Some of them were dirty. Some of them had blood stains. Some of them had date markers on them two years ago … I couldn’t believe my eyes. “
An expert told CNN that a lot of bad products are coming. “There’s a lot of bad stuff coming in here,” Stein said.
The United States is fighting to get a handle on imports because of regulations for the importation of temporarily suspended medical equipment, and it still is.
The FDA did not comment on the incident, but said “there are several steps we can take to find and stop unauthorized product sellers using our experience in investigating, testing and reviewing medical products, both at the border and in domestic trade.”
So far, an investigation is currently being conducted.
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