Eyecare Products Recalled — Their Use Could Be ‘Calamitous’


The recall stems from microbial contamination.

United Exchange Corp. of Cerritos, CA, has recalled certain lots of Rugby, Major and Family Care eye wash solutions because of microbial contamination.

Full lists of the lot numbers and expiration dates of the recalled products are available on the website of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

According to an announcement posted on the FDA site: “Use of a contaminated product could be calamitous for any population since there is a reasonable probability of a potentially sight-threatening eye infection.”

The products consist of a purified water solution.

In the announcement about Rugby and Major, United Exchange is described as a primary source vendor for the products.

The products were distributed nationwide to wholesale and retail facilities, including hospitals and pharmacies. The company learned of the potential issue through a product complaint.

According to the announcement: “Consumers, pharmacies, and healthcare facilities that have product which is being recalled should stop using and dispensing them immediately.”

A separate announcement about the Family Care recall said that product “was distributed nationwide to wholesale and retail facilities” and that no illnesses have been reported to date. United Exchange “is notifying its distributors and customers by recall letter and is arranging for return or disposal of all recalled products,” according to the announcement.

Read the announcement about Rugby-branded Eye Irrigating Solution and Major-branded Eye Wash here.

Read the announcement about Family Care Eye Wash