The recalled products, which include all lot numbers, have expiration dates ranging from November 2023 to September 2025. The manufacturer, Kilitch Healthcare India Limited, is voluntarily recalling the products, with distributor Velocity Pharma LLC coordinating the recall process. While there have been no reported adverse events so far, consumers who have used these products are advised to stop using them and seek medical attention if they experience signs of eye infection.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced another recall of eye drop products, just weeks after issuing warnings about over two dozen eye drop products. This latest recall involves 27 eye drop products from various brands, including CVS Health, Leader (Cardinal Health), Rugby (Cardinal Health), Rite Aid, Target, Velocity Pharma, and Walmart. The recall is based on potential safety concerns stemming from “insanitary conditions” discovered during FDA investigations.
The manufacturing company responsible for the recalled products is Kilitch Healthcare India Limited. All lot numbers of the affected products are included in the recall, and their expiration dates range from November 2023 to September 2025.
Velocity Pharma LLC, the distributor, will coordinate the recall process and inform retailers and wholesalers about the voluntary recall.
While the FDA has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall, users of these eye drops, which are meant to be sterile, may face a potential risk of eye infections or related harm.
The FDA advises consumers who have used these products to discontinue their use immediately. If individuals experience signs or symptoms of an eye infection after using these products, they are urged to consult with their healthcare provider or seek medical care promptly.
Additionally, the FDA recommends that consumers properly dispose of these recalled products.