Medical device shortage: BetterShield Face Shields

The BetterShield face shields are currently reported as a medical device shortage through the Interim Order to help prevent or alleviate shortages in relation to COVID-19. For a full list of shortages, refer to the medical device shortages: list of shortages.

Posted on 2020-05-15

Type of report

Actual medical device shortage

Name of medical device (including any component, accessory, consumable material or part that is in shortage, including the model name) if applicable

BetterShield Face Shields

Other names (for example trade name), if applicable


Package description (for example, packaging formats, sizes, quantities)

Box of 25
Box of 50
Box of 100

Class of medical device (I, II, III or IV), if known

Class I

Device identifier(s) (for example, serial number, catalogue number, part number, model number, or unique device identifier)


Medical device licence number (for Class II, III and IV), if known


Single use product


Manufacturer’s name

Southmedic Incorporated

Manufacturer’s mailing address

50 Alliance Boulevard
Barrie, ON
L4M 5K3

Reason for shortage

Increase in demand for the medical device

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