The United States: Eye Wash/Eye Irrigating Solutions distributed by Major Pharmaceuticals and Rugby Laboratories: Recall - microbial contamination (English Only)

The United States: Eye Wash/Eye Irrigating Solutions distributed by Major Pharmaceuticals and Rugby Laboratories: Recall - microbial contamination (English Only)
 
United Exchange Corp. of Cerritos, CA, a primary source vendor of the Rugby-branded Eye Irrigating Solution and Major-branded Eye Wash, is voluntarily recalling products due to microbial contamination. These products consist of a purified water solution. Use of a contaminated product could be calamitous for any population since there is a reasonable probability of a potentially sight-threatening eye infection. 

Eye Wash/Eye Irrigating Solution is used to flush the eye to relieve irritation, stinging, or itching by removing foreign material such as air pollutants or chlorinated water. It is packaged in 4 oz (118mL) bottles. Rugby-branded Eye Irrigating Solution and Major-branded Eye Wash were distributed nationwide to wholesale and retail facilities including hospitals and pharmacies. The company learned of the potential issue through the receipt of a product complaint regarding this product. Details of the affected lots can be found at the FDA website. 

Consumers, pharmacies, and healthcare facilities that have product which is being recalled should stop using and dispensing them immediately. 

Please refer to the following website in FDA for details: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/../ucm519570.htm 

In Hong Kong, the above products are not registered pharmaceutical products, and there is no registered pharmaceutical product manufactured by Rubgy Laboratories or Major Pharmaceuticals. 

Ends/ Thursday, September 08, 2016 
Issued at HKT 15:00 
 

 

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