Eye wash recalled due to possible microbial contamination

eye Wikimedia Commons 349x210 Eye wash recalled due to possible microbial contaminationKareway Products Inc. is recalling 60,000 lots of Gericare Eye Wash, Sterile Eye Irrigation Solution because it was found to be susceptible to microbial contamination, which compromises its sterility. Use of this product poses sight-threatening eye infection or impairment to anyone who uses it. To date, Kareway Products has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

Gericare Eye Wash, Sterile Eye Irrigation Solution is used as an eye wash to clean, refresh, or soothe eyes for daily use or emergency eye cleansing by flushing foreign material. It is packaged in 4-fluid-ounce (118ml) bottles. Affected products are marked with the Lot#86041601 and the expiration date of 09/2019. The product can also be identified by the UPC 3-57896-18604-3. The product was distributed nationwide to wholesale businesses, and further distributed to hospitals, retail centers, and consumers.

Kareway Products is notifying its customer businesses with letters and arranging for the return or disposal of all recalled products. Anyone with questions about the recall can contact the company at 310-532-0009, or

Anyone who has used these eye wash products and experienced any adverse reactions should contact their doctor. Adverse events should be reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program at

Source: FDA Recall Notice