Safety Investigation of Suspected Counterfeit Combat Application Tourniquets (C-A-T): Initial Communication
MedSun: Newsletter #52, September 2010

FDA MedWatch Safety Alert

FDA has become aware of suspected counterfeit C-A-T® tourniquets. The suspected counterfeit tourniquets have subtle differences in stitching, printing of the logo and molding of plastic parts. They may be packaged and labeled for a distributor other than the authorized manufacturer or distributors listed above. Preliminary testing has shown that the suspected counterfeit tourniquet does not perform the same as the tourniquet manufactured by Composite Resources.

Additional Information:

FDA MedWatch Safety Alert. Safety Investigation of Suspected Counterfeit Combat Application Tourniquets (C-A-T): Initial Communication. August 9, 2010.
http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm221706.htm


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