GeriCare Eye Wash Recalled Due to Potential Product Contamination
On January 29, 2018, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration reported that Kareway Products, Inc. had initiated a nationwide recall of over 60,000 lots of their four fluid ounce GeriCare Eye Wash, Sterile Eye Irrigation Solution. The recall will include notices to retail stores and hospitals to remove their inventory of the recalled product from their retail or supply shelves and return the product to Kareway Products, Inc. effective January 29, 2018.
Parker Waichman LLP is Investigating Eye Infection and Injury Claims Related to the GeriCare Eye Wash Recall
GeriCare Eye Wash, Sterile Eye Irrigation Solution has been found to have potential microbial contamination, which compromises sterility. If you have been using GeriCare Eye Wash, Sterile Eye Irrigation Solution and are experiencing eye infections, eye fungus infections, or any other adverse reaction, call Parker Waichman LLP for your free legal evaluation. Our experienced legal team can determine if you are qualified to recover a financial recovery for your eye injuries. Call us today at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) or fill out our online contact form.
What is the Safety Concern of Gericare Eye Wash Solution?
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration stated that the Gericare Eye Wash, Sterile Eye Irrigation Solution (4 fluid ounce) product might be unsterile and unsafe to use due to possible microbial contamination.
The FDA Provides a Risk Statement Regarding GeriCare Eye Wash
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration also included in their report, a Risk Statement regarding Gericare Eye Wash, Sterile Eye Irrigation Solution (4 fluid ounce).
The FDA’s Risk Statement states:
“The product potentially could be calamitous for any population due to a probability of a potential sight threatening eye infection or impairment. Kareway Products, Inc. has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.”
What is Gericare Eye Wash Solution?
GeriCare Eye Wash Solution is an eyewash solution that is used to irrigate the eye, relieve irritation, and wash away any debris on the eye. The GeriCare Eye Wash Solution, as with all eyewash solution, is supposed to be a safe and sterile eyewash solution. Eyewash solutions must be sterile and free from microbes and debris for the product to be safe for consumers to use.
What Are the Lot Numbers Affected by the Recall?
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration states that the affected Gericare Eye Wash, Sterile Eye Irrigation Solution lot that is being recalled is:
Lot #86041601 with the expiration date of 09/2019
The other way to identify the recalled product is by the UPC, which is UPC 3-57896-18604-3. The Gericare Eye Wash, Sterile Eye Irrigation Solution was first distributed to Nationwide and wholesale medical supply businesses before reaching hospitals, clinics, and drugstore shelves.
The FDA reported that Kareway Products, Inc. has been contacting their distributors and customers by way of a recall letter. Kareway Products, Inc. stated that they are also arranging for the recalled products return or disposal. The FDA is advising all consumers and businesses who are in possession of the Gericare Eye Wash, Sterile Eye Irrigation Solution lot#86041601 with the expiration date of 09/2019 to immediately stop using the eyewash solution and to halt the sale of the recalled product immediately.
The FDA also advised consumers, who have questions regarding the Gericare Eye Wash recall, to speak with Kareway Products’ Recall Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (310) 532-0009. The department is open Monday through Fridays during the hours of 08:30 am to 05:30 pm (PST). Also, the FDA advises users of the recalled product who have experienced issues that could be related to using the recalled eyewash to speak with their to contact their physician or healthcare provider promptly.
Potential Gericare Eye Wash Solution Contamination Injuries
Although the U.S. Food & Drug Administration has not reported any injuries or dangerous side effects of the recalled Gericare Eye Wash solution, history with similar contamination issue for other eye solutions have demonstrated there may be dangerous medical conditions, injuries and/or dangerous reactions to consumers who have used the recalled Gericare Eye Wash solution.
Here are a list of potential injuries and dangerous reactions that could arise as more information from product users becomes available:
- Fungal Eye Infections
- Eye Infections (other)
- Injury to the Eye(s)
- Blurred Vision
- Scarring of the Cornea
If you are using GeriCare Eye Wash, Sterile Eye Irrigation Solution and are suffering adverse reactions, content Parker Waichman LLP for your free case evaluation. To contact Parker Waichman LLP, call 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) or fill out our online contact form.
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Gericare Eye Wash solution has been found to have potential microbial contamination, which may cause severe eye infections and eye damage. If you have been injured, received an eye infection or suffered any other adverse effect when using Gericare Eye Wash solution, you should contact Parker Waichman LLP at 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) to discuss your case.
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