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CBP officers in El Paso seize non-FDA compliant thermometers

Christian Fernsby |
Officials with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection said they seized thermometers at the Americas port of entry that were not complaint with Food and Drug Administration.

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Topics: EL PASO    FDA   

CBP officers working at the Bridge of the Americas commercial import facility at the El Paso port of entry inspected items in a shipment that were manifested as pyrometers (infrared forehead thermometers) with a value of over $7,000.

The thermometers were found to be non-compliant with Food and Drug Administration regulations.

“As part of trade enforcement and compliance, officers are constantly on the lookout for counterfeit and non-compliant products,” said CBP El Paso Director of Field Operations Hector Mancha.

“These thermometers may not measure body temperature accurately and could give false readings; this could have serious consequences.”


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