The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recalled another batch of eye drops just weeks after warning consumers about more than two dozen eye drop products.
On Wednesday, the FDA announced that 27 products from brands including CVS Health, Leader (Cardinal Health), Rugby (Cardinal Health), Rite Aid, Target’s Up & Up, Velocity Pharma and Walmart had been recalled due to potential safety concerns. “after FDA investigators found unsanitary conditions.
The products are voluntarily recalled by the manufacturing company Kilitch Healthcare India Limited. The recalled products include all lot numbers and have expiration dates between November 2023 and September 2025.
The FDA said the manufacturer would notify its distributor Velocity Pharma LLC, which would notify retailers and wholesalers of the voluntary recall and coordinate the return of affected products.
More:The FDA is asking consumers to stop using eye drops from major brands due to the risk of infection.
What should you do as a consumer if you have used these products?
Users of these eye drops, which are supposed to be sterile, presented “a potential risk of eye infections or associated harm”, but so far the manufacturer has not received any “reports of adverse events related to this recall”, the FDA said.
The FDA advises any consumer who may possess these products to stop using them.
People who experience signs or symptoms of eye infection after using these products should tell their health care provider or seek medical attention immediately, the FDA says.
The FDA also recommends that consumers properly dispose of these products.
For a complete list of all eye drop products that have been recalled, click here.
Gabe Hauari contributed to this report.
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