Federal Drug Administration Registration
The Wright Engineered Plastics facility in Santa Rosa, CA has FDA registration, and in 2020, this registration allowed Wright to produce face shields and other personal protection equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers during the Covid-19 crisis.
The FDA regulates a range of medical devices, and it keeps a record of all medical devices produced by FDA-registered companies in the United States. This record allows the agency to ensure the manufacturers are meeting stringent quality requirements, and it helps the FDA deal with public health emergencies.
Medical equipment that is manufactured in facilities without FDA registration may be illegal and potentially harmful to the end-user. Additionally, healthcare professionals who use these devices may face consequences if their patients have adverse reactions.
The Wright facility goes through an extensive review process to renew this registration every year. Check out the registration and listing on the FDA database here.