Eyes wide open, everyone: There's a nationwide eye wash recall happening right now, and it's a great reason to check your bathroom cabinet immediately. Kareway Products, Inc has issued a voluntary recall on 60,000 lots of Gericare Eye Wash after the product was found to have potential contamination, according to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
The contamination in question could compromise the sterility of the solution, potentially leading to eye infection or even impairment for people who use it. Yikes! Considering this product is meant to clean, refresh, and soothe eyes for daily use or for emergency eye cleansing, it's worrying to hear that it might have such an adverse effect on them instead. That's the last thing we would want to happen to our eyes — especially while trying to make these ultra-sensitive body parts feel better in the first place. It's even more frightening considering that it affects 60,000 lots — meaning 60,000 batches of several bottles, each manufactured in a single production run. So even if you don't think you bought this brand, it's worth double-checking, just in case.
Specifically, this recall affects Gericare Eye Wash, Sterile Eye Irrigation Solution, which is packaged in 4 fluid ounce bottles and includes the following Lot#86041601 and expiration date of 09/2019. It can be identified with UPC 3-57896-18604-3. It was sold all over the nation to a variety of wholesale businesses.
Currently, Kareway Products, Inc is notifying its customers by recall letter and arranging for the return or disposal of all recalled products. In the meantime, consumers who have purchased this product are urged to stop using it immediately.
Even if you haven't personally bought this eye wash, it's still worth spreading the word to people you know who may still have it at home. Let's all do our part to help keep our loved ones safe!