What is the reason for the eye drop recalls?

As a personal injury attorney, it’s important to understand the reasons behind product recalls, particularly those that may have significant health implications for our clients. In the case of the recent eye drop recalls, several key factors have led to these products being removed from the market:

  • Contamination with dangerous bacteria: The EzriCare Artificial Tear Drops recall occurred because they were contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a harmful and drug-resistant bacteria. This contamination led to severe bacterial infections, vision damage, and even death in some cases.
  • Lack of sterility assurance: The recall of Purely Soothing 15% MSM Drops was due to concerns about sterility assurance. The manufacturer could not guarantee that the eye drops were free of contaminants, which could potentially lead to infections and serious health complications, including blindness.
  • Potential microbial contamination and compromised packaging: The recall of Artificial Eye Ointment (Batch No. H29) was prompted by possible microbial contamination and packaging issues that could result in leakage. Using this contaminated eye ointment could lead to eye infections and, in the worst-case scenario, blindness.

If you believe you or a loved one may have been affected by any of these eye drop recalls, we encourage you to contact The Ruth Law Team for support. Our skilled personal injury attorneys can help you determine if you have a case and guide you through your legal options. Please call us at (888) 783-8378 to speak with an attorney who can provide the assistance you need during this challenging time.

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Please note that the answers to each question may vary depending on the specific facts of your case, and it is always best to consult with an attorney to get more accurate information. Also, this is general information and not legal advice.