BD updated logo 770x500_waifu2x_photo_noise1_scaleBD (NYSE:BDX) announced today that it is increasing its U.S. syringe production after the FDA issued warnings related to syringes manufactured in China.

In November, the FDA warned of the potential for device failures with plastic syringes manufactured in China. Failures could include leaks, breakage and other problems. The agency said it received information about quality issues associated with several Chinese syringe manufacturers.

Earlier this week, the agency issued warning letters to three companies, including U.S.-based Medline. The letters describe violations related to the sale and distribution of unauthorized plastic syringes made in China that have not been cleared or approved by the FDA for sale or distribution in the U.S.

In response to the latest developments, President of BD Medication Delivery Solutions, Eric Borin, issued a statement today.

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