Thousands of Pregnancy Tests Recalled After Giving False Results

October 4, 2018 Updated: October 4, 2018

Thousands of digital home pregnancy tests are being recalled after it was revealed that they are giving false results.

The British Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued the recall alert this morning (Oct. 4), warning that the Clear & Simple digital pregnancy tests may have incorrectly told women they are pregnant.

The Chinese manufacturer, Wondfo Biotech, said in a recall notice that customers should check the box for the defective batch number, DM10220170710E.

The MHRA said its recall statement, “The manufacturer estimates more than 58,000 affected tests have been distributed in the UK.”

“Anyone who has purchased an affected test is advised to seek alternative testing methods and return affected tests to their pharmacy or shop.”

Dr. Duncan McPherson, MHRA’s Clinical Director of Medical Devices, said, “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.”

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