ACUVUE contact lenses are recalled

By Lee I-chia / Staff reporterFollowing Japan’s recall of four types of ACUVUE contact lenses from Johnson & Johnson due to tainted contact lens solution, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) yesterday said four batches of the brand’s products are also being recalled in Taiwan. The company released a statement on its official Web site on Wednesday afternoon announcing that several batches of four types of contact lens products — 1-Day ACUVUE Moist (daily lenses), ACUVUE Oasys (bi-weekly lenses), ACUVUE Advance (bi-weekly lenses) and ACUVUE Oasys (astigmatism bi-weekly lenses) — were being recalled due to possible quality problems. As ACUVUE-brand contact lenses are also sold in Taiwan, the FDA yesterday said it has contacted the company and confirmed that four batches of three types of ACUVUE contact lens products imported to Taiwan might have also been tainted. The products being recalled in Taiwan include 50 boxes of ACUVUE Oasys (six bi-weekly lenses per box) with the batch number L002NCS; 515 boxes of 1-Day ACUVUE Moist (30 daily lenses per box) with batch numbers 2836840101 and 2836840102; and 200 boxes of 1-Day ACUVUE Moist (30 astigmatism daily lenses per box) with the batch number B00LF41, the FDA said. The FDA also advised people to always properly apply, remove and care for contact lenses according to the instructions and to consult a doctor immediately if they experience any discomfort, such as eye irritation.

October 20, 2017 15:56 UTC