Due to critical healthcare PPE shortages, we have partnered with the University of Wisconsin Makerspace to be a manufacturer for the Covid-19 medical face shield project. The open-source design is based on shields currently used in hospitals.
“The shield covers more of the face than a mask, so infected droplets are less likely to land anywhere near your eyes, mouth or nose,” according to What We Know About Face Shields and Coronavirus which ran in the Wall Street Journal on June 16.
The shield measures 13" wide by 9" long and is made from .007" PET plastic. There is a 1.125" foam forehead backing and an 11" long, 3/4" wide elastic band (no latex).
Please see the UW-Makerspace website for more information on the project and to support.
Plastic face shields are a Class I medical device. Arbor Apothecary's products are manufactured in an FDA-registered medical device facility. A registered facility must provide evidence to the FDA that they have identified potential hazards with the products being produced in that facility, are implementing preventative controls to address those hazards, and are monitoring the performance of the controls to ensure that they are effective. A registered facility must also show that they are in compliance with State, local, county, tribal, or applicable non-Federal medical device safety laws. The FDA also inspects and enforces regulations at these facilities.