Altaire Pharmaceuticals Recalls Eye Drop/Lubricant Products

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Altaire Pharmaceuticals Recalls Eye Drop/Lubricant Products

Recently, specific brands of eye drops were recalled after complaints were received that some of the eye drops and lubricants contained mold. On September 6, the FDA announced that Altaire Pharmaceuticals issued a voluntary recall nationwide of 9 lots of products due to the fact that preservatives in the products may not be effective. These eye drop products were sold at Walmart, Target, and CVS. The nine lots of Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium 0.5% Ophthalmic Solution 30 mL was recalled at the consumer level. The products recalled include: equate Restore Tears Lubricant Eye Drops distributed by Walmart Stores, Inc. Lubricant Eye Drops for Mild to Moderate Dry Eye distributed by CVS Pharmacy, Inc. Lubricant Eye Drops for Mild to Moderate Dry Eye distributed by Target Corporation The recall is limited to 30 mL size, and includes the following lots: Lot # 11440, expiration date 09/2013, labeled for CVS; Lot # 11441, expiration date 09/2013, labeled for CVS; Lot # 12042, expiration date 01/2014, labeled for Wal-Mart and CVS; Lot # 12103, expiration date 02/2015, labeled for Wal-Mart; Lot # 12203, expiration date 05/2015, labeled for Wal-Mart and CVS; Lot # 12207, expiration date 05/2015, labeled for Wal-Mart; Lot # 12293, expiration date 08/2015, labeled for Wal-Mart; Lot # 12352, expiration date 09/2015, labeled for Target and CVS; Lot # 12356, expiration date 09/2015, labeled for Target and CVS. Ultimately, use of the eye drops or lubricants could lead to infection due to use of a contaminated product caused by the potential ineffectiveness of the preservative in the above listed products. The recalled products were distributed between February of 2012 and April of this year. So far there have been no reported injuries caused by the use of the product, however consumers have found mold in the containers after use. At Markem-Imaje, we understand the importance of efficient pharmaceuticals recalls, and provide industrial traceability solutions that enable manufacturers to protect their brands and reputations. Depend on us for all of your coding and marking, traceability, and industrial printing equipment needs.

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