An important recall alert was issued today by the UK Government after manufacturers of the Clear & Simple digital pregnancy tests revealed a faulty batch. Customers are advised to check their batch numbers as 58,000 affected in pregnancy test recall after false positive results were shown. Get more info here:
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The Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Authority (MHRA) in the UK has issued a pregnancy test recall for a particular batch of Clear & Simple digital tests.
More than 58,000 of the tests have been distributed throughout the UK. While Ireland is not thought to be affected, it is possible that tests bought in Northern Ireland or online could be part of the faulty batch.
The test manufacturer announced that the faulty lot of Clear & Simple Digital Pregnancy Tests produced a small number of false positive results.
Are You Affected By the Pregnancy Test Recall?
The affected batch is catalogue number DM-102 and lot number DM10220170710E. The tests in question have an expiry date of January 2020.
The lot number can be found on the end of the box and is also printed on the sachet. Only this lot number is affected.
“It is important people check the lot number of any Clear & Simple Digital Pregnancy Tests they have purchased to see if they have a product from an affected lot,” said Dr Duncan McPherson, MHRA’s Clinical Director of Medical Devices.
“If you have any questions about using digital pregnancy tests, please speak to your healthcare professional.
If you have one of the recalled tests, you are advised to seek an alternative testing method and return the affected test to your pharmacy or shop.
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