MADISON, NJ—Bausch + Lomb is conducting a voluntary recall of a
single lot of Murocel® Methylcellulose Lubricant Ophthalmic Solution,
USP 1%, only available within the United States. (Expiry date:
Bausch + Lomb chose to initiate this recall based on routine
stability testing which showed the single lot was out of specification
for preservative efficacy. There have been no adverse events reported
which have been attributed to the single product lot being
out-of-specification for preservative efficacy. Bausch + Lomb is
recalling the single lot of product in the interest of patient safety.
Potential adverse events may include: eye pain, change in vision,
redness or irritation of the eye or ocular infection.
Murocel® Methylcellulose Lubricant Ophthalmic Solution, USP 1% has
been available for use in the United States for more than a decade. It
is an over-the-counter ophthalmic solution indicated for the temporary
relief of burning and irritation due to dryness of the eye.
This voluntary, single lot recall is limited only to the United
States; it does not affect locations in Europe, the Middle East or
Bausch + Lomb has directly contacted U.S. retailers who have been
shipped this product to initiate the recall and inform them of the steps
they should take to return the product to us. We have also contacted
eye care professionals to alert them of the recall.
We are asking consumers who currently have product matching the
affected single lot of Murocel® Methylcellulose Lubricant Ophthalmic
Solution, USP 1% to return the product to Bausch + Lomb. Even if
consumers are comfortable using the solution, we urge them to return the
Consumers who have this product in their home should call our
customer service center for instructions on returning and reimbursement:
1-800-553-5340. Bausch + Lomb’s customer service line is open to
consumers 9am-5pm EST Monday through Friday.
AFFECTED PRODUCT DETAILS:
Lot Number: 507521
UPC Code: 3 24208 28015 7
Expiration Date: 1-31-2012
Case Code: (01)50324208280154(30)00144
Packaging and Dosage:
The product is packaged in a single, sterile 15ml bottle for use by
consumers. It is dosed as one to two drops in the affected eye(s) as
needed or directed by your doctor.
About Bausch + Lomb
Murocel is a trademark of Bausch & Lomb Incorporated.
Bausch + Lomb is one of the best-known and most respected
healthcare companies in the world. Its core businesses include contact
lenses and lens care products, ophthalmic surgical devices and
instruments, and ophthalmic pharmaceuticals. Founded in 1853, the
company is headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., and employs more than
10,000 people worldwide. Its products are available in more than 100
countries. More information is available at www.bausch.com.