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Rehrig Healthcare obtains FDA 510(k) clearance for reusable sharps container

Rehrig Healthcare, a division of Rehrig Pacific Company, has obtained 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its SharpsTank reusable sharps container model TS, designed to be used for the disposal of used medical sharps.

The SharpsTank Model TS is a 4.9 gallon reusable medical sharps container that contains injection molded components using polycarbonate plastic.

The reusable container is designed to be used for the disposal of used medical sharps by healthcare workers in hospitals, clinics, physician offices, dental offices, laboratories, veterinary offices, and other areas where sharps disposal is needed.

Other features include minimal moving parts, reinforced handles, smooth interiors for easy cleaning, and textured exterior surfaces for easy removal of adhesive labels after each use.

Rehrig Healthcare new market development manager Cindy Meissen noted the container reuse is the most economical and environmentally sustainable option for medical waste generators, and Rehrig’s SharpsTank completes the sustainability loop between generation and disposal.

The container has been tested and cleared for 600 cycles in a reusable environment.