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article imageWal-Mart eye drops recalled from sale

By Tim Sandle     Sep 9, 2013 in Health
Eye-drops, made up of carboxymethylcellulose sodium 0.5 percent solution, and sold under the Wal-Mart CVS brand as an ophthalmic solution, have been recalled from the market place.
The eye drops are manufactured by Wal-Mart on behalf of Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc. the company announced that it is voluntarily recalling a total of nine lots of the product, which is sold in 30 mL quantities, to the consumer level. The reason for the recall is due to complaints of mold found in the 30 mL bottles after use.
The product is used to relieve dryness of the eye and packaged in a plastic bottle inside a unit box. The affected lots have been listed in a press release from the company.
The presence of mold triggers concerns regarding the effectiveness of the preservative after use and handling of the product by consumers. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), who announced the recall, a product whose preservative may not be effective could lead to the use of a contaminated product which creates a potential risk for eye infection.
The eye drops are not the only consumer product to see a recall notice this week. McNeil Consumer Healthcare has voluntarily recalled three lots, approximately 200,000 bottles, of Concentrated MOTRIN Infants’ Drops Original Berry Flavor 1/2 fl oz bottles distributed in the U.S. This is due to tiny plastic particles having been found in some bottles.
It has also been announced that by the FDA that the University Compounding Pharmacy is voluntarily recalling several of its products, including Testosterone Cypionate (Sesame Oil), designed for the consumer level. This is due to quality control failures, including concerns about the way that tests for sterility were conducted by an independent laboratory.
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