Honeywell Issues Recall of Eyewash Solution Due to Microbial Contamination

if the contaminant were to be present in a bottle the results may be sight-threatening

Honeywell Issues Recall of Eyewash Solution Due to Microbial Contamination
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August 23, 2016

In cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Honeywell is voluntarily recalling one production lot of 32-ounce bottles of Eyesaline Eyewash solution, which is used for emergency eye rinsing after an injury.

Eyesaline Eyewash is sold through industrial sales distributors. Approximately 9,700 32-ounce bottles with the lot number F16091-61 are subject to this recall.

The lot number can be found on the outside of the product case and on individual bottles.

Although no injuries have been reported to date, and there was no sign of contamination in the testing batch, the voluntary recall is a precautionary measure due to a low risk of product contamination with Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Even though its 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.

Distributors must stop distribution of the affected product and return it to Honeywell for credit or replacement. Commercial-industrial users of the product should also check whether their Eyesaline Eyewash is subject to recall. If it is, customers should stop using the solution and contact their distributor for replacement or credit.

All of Honeywell's distributors who received this lot have been notified by phone, email and certified mail, and have been instructed to notify their customers.

Customers with questions regarding this recall can contact their distributor or Honeywell Customer Care at (800) 430-5490.