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One Lot of Honeywell Eyewash Solution Recalled due to Microbial Contamination

Aug 29, 2016

Some Eyesaline Eyewash solution, used for emergency eye rinsing after an injury, has been voluntarily recalled by Honeywell as a precautionary measure in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The single affected lot of 32-ounce bottles has been removed due to a risk of product contamination with Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Although bacteria are found in the normal flora of the mouth and skin, if bacteria are present in eyewash, there is a potential for it to result in a sight-threatening infection. Customers are advised to contact their physician or healthcare provider if any problems should arise related to taking or using Honeywell Eyesaline Eyewash.

About 9,700 32-ounce bottles with lot number F16091-61 are subject to this recall. Eyesaline Eyewash is sold through industrial sales distributors, and all of Honeywell’s distributors have been notified by phone, e-mail or certified mail, and asked to notify their customers.

The lot number can be found on the outside of the product case and on individual bottles. No injuries related to use of the solution have been reported and batch testing has not detected any contamination, Honeywell reported in an August 19 press release.

Both commercial and industrial users of Eyesaline Eyewash should check their product to see if it is subject to this recall. If it is, they are advised to contact the distributor for replacement or credit. Any adverse reactions that may have occurred with the use of the Eyesaline Eyewash should be reported to the FDA, according to the Contagion Live website.

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