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Home COVID Tests Recalled, Throw Them Out



The FDA says 500,000 at home COVID tests are being recalled. (FDA).


BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2023 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The Food and Drug Administration says if you have COVID-19 home tests that use the brand name “Pilot,” you need to check the FDA website to determine if you are part of a massive recall.

According to the FDA: (There is a request) that consumers stop using and dispose of specific Pilot COVID-19 At-Home Tests in the United States because potentially harmful bacteria were found in the tube with liquid inside (pouch 2 of the kits). The affected tests can be identified by the lot number on the outer packaging and should be appropriately discarded. Dispose of the entire test kit in the household trash. Do not pour the liquid down the drain.

Direct exposure to the liquid in the tube through misuse or spillage could potentially lead to serious illness. To date, no such illness has been reported. If the liquid in the tube contacts your skin and eyes, flush with large amounts of water and if irritation persists, seek medical attention. The affected test kits were distributed by Roche Diagnostics to distributors and retailers in the U.S. Product images, lot information and follow-up actions are available here, or by contacting the Roche Customer Support Center at 1-866-987-6243 and selecting option 1.



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