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Eyewash Recall; Microbial Contamination; Possible Sight Injury


On August 19, 2016, Honeywell voluntarily recalled one production lot of 32-ounce bottles of Eyesaline Eyewash solution, which is used for emergency eye rinsing after an injury. Although no injuries have been reported and no contamination was found in batch testing, there is a risk of product contamination with Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria. 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.

 

Approximately 9,700 32-ounce bottles with lot number F16091-61 are subject to recall. No other lot number of the product is subject to this recall. Eyesaline Eyewash is sold through industrial sales distributors.

 

See the FDA Safety Alert

 

See the FDA Recall

 

See also Medical Law Perspectives, July 2014: Injuries Resulting From Laser Procedures: Risks for Physicians, Technicians, and Manufacturers

 

See also Medical Law Perspectives, March 2013: When Cataract Treatment Creates More Harm Than Cure: Malpractice Liability Issues

 

See the Medical Law Perspectives April 3, 2015, Blog: Contact Lens Not Subject to Recall But Manufactured in the Same Facility, and Having Same Material Defect, Could Not Be Basis for Manufacturer’s Liability

 

 

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