Bausch & Lomb Recalling MultiPlus LotsMar 6, 2007 | AP
Bausch & Lomb Inc. said Tuesday it is pulling certain bottles of contact lens solutions off shelves because trace amounts of iron could cause the solution to lose effectiveness earlier than normal.
The company recalled 12 lots of its ReNu MultiPlus contact lens solution after three reports of discolored solution. No adverse events were reported.
Bausch & Lomb determined the discoloration was caused by trace amounts of iron found in a single batch of raw material from an outside supplier. The company said the affected lots could have a shorter shelf life than the two-year expiration date as a result.
Bausch & Lomb said about a million bottles of solution from nine of the 12 lots were distributed in the United States, with the other lots going to Canada, Latin America, Korea and Taiwan. The company has notified the Food and Drug Administration and regulators in the other affected countries of the recall.
Separately, the company said revenue for 2006 dropped 3 percent to about $2.29 billion following a recall and eventual discontinuation of ReNu with MoistureLoc after the product became associated with an eye fungus that could blind users if left untreated.