Voluntary market recall of 1—Day Acuvue TruEyeTM contact lens

SINGAPORE : The Health Sciences Authority (HSA) is overseeing the voluntary market recall of affected lots of 1—Day Acuvue TruEyeTM brand of contact lenses by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care.

The recall is due to overseas reports of eye irritation or discomfort as a result of using the product.

In Japan, there had been complaints of unusual stinging or pain upon inserting of the lens. Complaints also included redness and irritation.

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care said that based on investigations, it found an issue in the lens rinsing process during a certain timeframe on a particular manufacturing line.

The contact lenses were manufactured in Ireland and the 13 affected lot numbers that were distributed in Singapore are as follows : 4922380103, 4922510105, 4922860803, 4922861008, 4922861107, 4922870109, 4922880504, 4922881006, 4922821200, 4922801103, 4922520201, 4922540105 and 4922540103.

The lot numbers are the first 10 digits that are printed at the side of the product box and on the individual blister packs.

In Singapore, no reports of adverse effects have been received so far.

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care has distributed 914 boxes of the affected lots, each containing 30 lenses, to optical outlets in Singapore this year. About half of the boxes have been recalled.

This recall is expected to be completed by next week.

HSA advises members of the public to:

— stop using the affected lots of 1—Day Acuvue TruEyeTM contact lenses;

— stop using the 1—Day Acuvue TruEyeTM contact lenses if they are in doubt of the product lot number they have in their possession;

— consult a doctor if they experience symptoms of eye irritation or feel unwell after using the affected lots of the product;

— contact Johnson & Johnson Vision Care if they have purchased 1—Day Acuvue TruEyeTM contact lenses overseas.

For additional information, consumers are advised to contact Johnson & Johnson Vision Care Singapore at 1800—2233113 between 8:00am and 11:00pm daily, email to askacuvueSG@its.jnj.com or visit its website at http://www.acuvue.com.sg.

Consumers may also visit their optometrists or optical outlets for details on the return of affected lots.

HSA said it will continue to monitor the situation closely.

— CNA/al

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