The United States: Honeywell issues voluntary nationwide recall of one lot of Eyesaline Eyewash Solution due to microbial contamination (English Only)

The United States: Honeywell issues voluntary nationwide recall of one lot of Eyesaline Eyewash Solution due to microbial contamination (English Only)
 
In cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Honeywell is voluntarily recalling one production lot of 32-ounce bottles of Eyesaline Eyewash solution, which is used for emergency eye rinsing after an injury. The recalled lot number is F16091-61. No other lot number of the product is subject to this recall. 

Although no injuries have been reported and Honeywell has not found any contamination in their batch testing, the voluntary recall is a precautionary measure due to a low risk of product contamination with Klebsiella pneumoniae. Although found in the normal flora of the mouth and skin, if the contaminant were present in a bottle, there is a potential for it to result in infections that may be sight-threatening. 

Distributors must stop distribution of the affected product and return it to Honeywell for credit or replacement. Commercial-industrial users of the product should also check whether their Eyesaline Eyewash is subject to recall. If it is, customers should stop using the solution and contact their distributor for replacement or credit. 

Please refer to the following website in FDA for details: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm517443.htm 

In Hong Kong, the above product is not a registered pharmaceutical product. 


Ends/ Monday, August 22, 2016 
Issued at HKT 13:00 

 

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