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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of December 26, 2013

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Product Detail

Product Description Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium 0.5% Ophthalmic Solution, 1 FL OZ (30 mL) bottle, sold under the following labels: (a) CVS pharmacy brand LUBRICANT EYE DROPS FOR MILD TO MODERATE DRY EYE, Distributed by CVS Pharmacy, Inc., Woonsocket, RI 02895, UPC 0 50428 053357 7 and UPC 0 50428 27364 7; (b) equate brand Lubricant Eye Drops, Distributed by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., Bentonville, AR 72716, UPC 6 81131 03420 3; and (c) up & up brand lubricant eye drops, Dist. by Target Corporation, Minneapolis, MN 55403, UPC 8 58961 79102 0.
Recall Number D-375-2014
Classification Class I
Code Info Lot #: 11440, Exp 09/13, labeled for CVS; 11441, Exp 09/13, labeled for CVS; 12042, Exp 01/14, labeled for CVS and Wal-Mart ; 12103, Exp 02/15, labeled for Wal-Mart; 12203, Exp 05/15, labeled for CVS and Wal-Mart; 12207, Exp 05/15, labeled for Wal-Mart; 12293, Exp 08/15, labeled for Wal-Mart; 12352, Exp 09/15, labeled for CVS and Target; and 12356, Exp 09/15, labeled for CVS and Target.
Product Distributed Qty 363,746 bottles.
Reason For Recall Non-Sterility: Customer complaints of mold in the product after use and handling due to the fact that the preservative used in the lots of Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium 0.5% Ophthalmic Solution may not be effective through expiry.

Event Detail

Event Id 66217
Product Type Drugs
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
City Aquebogue
State NY
Country US
Voluntary / Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2013-09-06
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public Two or more of the following: Email, Fax, Letter, Press Release, Telephone, Visit
Distribution Pattern Nationwide