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US FDA Clears Kimberly-Clark Face Mask Designed For Children

WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared a face mask designed for children that is made by Kimberly-Clark Corp. (KMB), the agency announced Wednesday. The FDA said the mask is the first pediatric single-use mask meant for use in hospitals and health care facilities to help reduce the spread of airborne respiratory tract bacteria and viruses. The mask is designed to fit children ages 5 years to 12 years, and is designed with material to accommodate children, who do not breathe as forcefully as adults. "Children are not small adults," said Susan Cummins, chief pediatric medical officer in the FDA's device division. "This pediatric face mask helps fill an unmet need for medical devices that are specifically designed for children's unique anatomy and growing bodies." The FDA said performance tests reviewed by the agency showed that air flow and filtering ability of the mask were appropriate for children. The mask includes specific fitting instructions for the adult who assists the child in using the device. Adult supervision of any child wearing a face mask is an important safety recommendation. The mask should not be used on patients showing signs of shortness of breath, chest pain, chest pressure, dizziness, or confusion. -By Jennifer Corbett Dooren; Dow Jones Newswires, 202-862-9294; [email protected]

Stock News for Kimberly Clark (KMB)
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02/22/201717:47:16Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4)
02/22/201717:46:50Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4)
02/22/201717:46:02Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4)
02/17/201709:31:18Initial Statement of Beneficial Ownership (3)
02/17/201709:31:18Initial Statement of Beneficial Ownership (3)
02/17/201709:31:18Initial Statement of Beneficial Ownership (3)
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02/10/201709:21:59Amended Statement of Ownership (sc 13g/a)
02/08/201712:08:37Annual Report (10-k)
02/02/201717:00:58Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4)
02/01/201714:45:00New Huggies Brand Diaper Innovation to Help the Smallest Babies
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01/25/201714:48:51Amended Statement of Ownership (sc 13g/a)
01/24/201713:35:00Kimberly-Clark Records Small Sales Gain Amid More Competition
01/24/201708:41:34Current Report Filing (8-k)
01/24/201708:35:00Kimberly-Clark Records Small Sales Gain Amid More Competition
01/24/201707:15:00Kimberly-Clark Announces Year-End 2016 Results And 2017 Outlook
01/10/201711:00:00Kimberly-Clark to Webcast 4th Quarter and Full-Year 2016 Earnings...
01/05/201717:52:40Statement of Changes in Beneficial Ownership (4)

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