Flowflex rapid test kits recalled

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GOSHEN – The self-testing Flowflex COVID-19 antigen rapid test kits that Orange County distributed on Thursday, January 13, in the towns of Wallkill and New Windsor have been recalled by the manufacturer from distribution in the United States. There was apparently nothing wrong with them, though.

“The vendor represented that the kits were FDA authorized for U.S. markets,” said James Burpoe, the county’s commissioner of general services. “We have learned they are not FDA authorized, but are European Medicines Agency approved for distribution in Europe.”
Burpoe said this appears to be “nothing more than a trade and pricing dispute having nothing to do with the efficacy and safety of the product.”

Those rapid test kits were scheduled to be distributed by the county in the Town of Monroe on Friday, but that was postponed.

The county said any resident who received a Flowflex kit in Wallkill or New Windsor can exchange it for a new one at a later date.

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