Thousands of women are feared to have been falsely told they are pregnant after taking faulty pregnancy tests.

Officials warned 58,000 faulty Clear & Simple digital pregnancy tests were being recalled by the Chinese manufacturer, shares Daily Mail.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) announced a batch of the tests were giving out false positive readings.

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They issued the alert about the manufacturing error yesterday. But the body, which polices the safety of medical products, today admitted it received notice of the recall a month ago.

The body, which polices the safety of medical products, has now urged all women who have bought one of the tests to check theirs isn’t affected.

The manufacturer, based in Guangzhou in China, estimates more than 58,000 affected tests have been distributed in the UK.

The Clear & Simple Digital Pregnancy Tests that have been affected have the lot number DM10220170710E and expire in January 2020.

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  • There may be a batch in Aust. that are giving negative instead of positive readings. I wonder how many women in Aust. suddenly found out later that they were in fact pregnant. Maybe that’s why some young girls don’t realise they are pregnant until they go into labour. Some girls take awhile for their menstrual cycles to become regular. I know of one lady who bled monthly even when she was pregnant and had quite a big baby. She later had to have a hysterectomy.


  • I hope that they have destroyed all these faulty ones.


  • This is awful I can’t imagine the heartache after the excitement


  • That would be heartbreaking for some couples who have had trouble getting pregnant


  • How in the world can they reach all these women who bought these affected tests ?
    I suppose the truth about the false positive pregnant test will come out in the end and their tests shows to be negative.


  • This was one of a couple that gave me a false reading! I had no clue I was pregnant but kept taking test and they were all false readings!!


  • Things can be faulty but this would be devastating to many women :(


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