Product Recall Alert: Major Pharmaceutical Company Recalls Eye Treatment Products

August 29, 2015

Allergan PLC (formerly Actavis PLC) this week began a voluntary recall of several eye care products after receiving more than a dozen complaints that the manufacturer’s products were causing eye injuries.  According to the manufacturer, the recalled products—which include certain products in the company’s popular Refresh brand—share a common packaging defect that causes a portion of the package cap to break off when opened.  This piece of the cap can contaminate the product and, ultimately, cause injury when the contaminated product is used.

Among the injuries already known to the manufacturer are eye swelling, blurred vision, eye pain or irritation, and what the company describes as superficial injury to the eye.  There is no question, however, that when foreign objects like this cap piece come in contact with the human eye, permanent damage can occur.

For a full listing of the recalled lots covering Allergan’s Refresh P.M., Refresh Lacri-Lube, FML, and Blephamide products, readers should refer to the FDA’s published release here.  Those who have purchased the affected products should discontinue use immediately.

If You Were Injured By a Recalled Product, Consult an Ohio Product Recall Attorney Immediately

When a manufacturer’s products or packaging cause personal injuries, injured consumers should contact an experienced product liability lawyer to determine what action should be taken.  Injuries both short-term and long-term or permanent can cause individuals and their families pain, medical expenses, lost wages, and undue financial hardship.

If you or a loved one have been injured by a recalled or defective product, contact an Ohio product recall attorney at Lowe Scott Fisher Co., LPA today to discuss your claim.

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