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FDA bans powered gloves


"On December 19, 2016 the FDA finalized their ruling to ban powdered surgical gloves, powdered patient examination gloves, and absorbable powder used for lubricating surgical gloves. The FDA ruled these products to be a substantial risk to health care providers, patients and other individuals. Effective January 18th, 2017 these gloves have been banned from selling as well as use in medical settings."

Federal Register


Banned Devices; Powdered Surgeon'''s Gloves, Powdered Patient Examination Gloves, and Absorbable Powder for Lubricating a Surgeon'''s Glove