UPDATED: United Exchange Issues Recall of Eye Wash/Eye Irrigating Solutions Due to Microbial Contamination
the use of the affected solutions could be sight-threatening
United Exchange Corp. is recalling certain lots of Rugby-branded Eye Irrigating Solution and Major-branded Eye Wash due to microbial contamination.
Use of a contaminated product could be calamitous for any population since there is a reasonable probability of a potentially sight-threatening eye infection.
Eye Wash/Eye Irrigating Solution is used to flush the eye to relieve irritation, stinging, or itching by removing foreign material such as air pollutants or chlorinated water. It is packaged in four-ounce (118mL) bottles.
Rugby-branded Eye Irrigating Solution and Major-branded Eye Wash were distributed nationwide to wholesale and retail facilities including hospitals and pharmacies. The company learned of the potential issue through the receipt of a product complaint regarding this product.
United Exchange Corp. is notifying its distributors and customers by recall letter and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Consumers, pharmacies, and healthcare facilities that have product which is being recalled should stop using and dispensing them immediately.
Consumers with questions regarding this recall should contact Rugby's Customer Support Department at (800) 645-2158.
Update: United Exchange Corp. is also recalling Family Care Eye Wash four-ounce due to microbial contamination.
For this recall, consumers may contact United Exchange customer service at (800) 814-8028.