Batches of ACUVUE contact lenses recalled in Singapore
The affected products are the ACUVUE OASYS and ACUVUE OASYS for Astigmatism. (Photo: ACUVUE)
SINGAPORE: Johnson & Johnson has voluntarily recalled three batches of ACUVUE contact lenses, saying they did not meet quality standards.
It said in a media statement on Saturday (Oct 21) that "no significant health risks have been reported due to these issues".The affected contact lenses are:
ACUVUE OASYS (Lot number: L002QH9)
ACUVUE OASYS for Astigmatism (Lot number: B00GW4Z)
ACUVUE OASYS for Astigmatism (Lot number: B00HRMG)
A total of 929 boxes are affected by the recall, said Johnson & Johnson, adding that this makes up 0.03 per cent of total products sold since they were released in the market.
The lot number can be found under the barcode on the box. The lot number is the first seven digits and/or letters next to "LOT".
The company said it is working with the Health Sciences Authority and eye care professionals to retrieve the affected products as soon as possible.
Johnson & Johnson added that it has identified the root causes of the quality issues but did not elaborate on what the issues were.
"We have taken measures to help ensure these issues do not recur," said the company."As of today (Oct 21), we did not receive any consumer complaints, nor received any adverse incident cases associated with these affected product lots in Singapore."Those with affected products can contact ACUVUE at 800-101-3130 or email [email protected] IN JAPAN AND TAIWANLast week, four types of ACUVUE contact lenses were recalled in Japan due to tainted contact lens solution.
Johnson & Johnson's statement said bristles of metal brushes were found in the lens solution of some products. Others had irregular solution concentration levels that caused eye irritation.Manufactured between March 2013 and June this year, about 30,000 boxes were being recalled.The affected products were: 1-Day ACUVUE Moist, ACUVUE OASYS (bi-weekly), ACUVUE Advance (bi-weekly) and ACUVUE OASYS for Astigmatism (bi-weekly).Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration also recalled batches of products days later, reported Taipei Times, amounting to 765 boxes.