This is definitely the last thing anyone wearing contact lenses would want to hear.
On 14 October, Johnson & Johnson who owns Acuvue has issued a massive recall of over 30,000 boxes of contact lenses after they were found to be contaminated with foreign substance.
According to China Times, the source of contamination has been identified as metal bristles. It was understood that these bristles were used to clean the lenses in the manufacturing process but somehow, they got dislodged and found between the plastic container holding the lenses and the foil covering it.
Moreover, there were some irregularities with the concentration of the contact lens solution. Consumers who have worn them complained about having eye irritation, but it wasn’t anything too serious, according to the company.
Acting on the complaints received from consumers, the parent company has recalled the faulty products and removed these four types of lenses off the shelves in Japan. Days later, Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration has also recalled 765 boxes of lenses believed to be contaminated.
[Update] On 23rd October, Singapore also recalled three batches of Acuvue contact lenses.
According to Chanel News Asia, some of the products catered for astigmatism were ‘off-power’, meaning the degree of sight correction wasn’t accurate. Therefore, some consumers may experience a blurry eye sight after wearing these faulty products.
Here’s the affected products and their respective LOT numbers. Please check the LOT numbers on the packaging if you’re using any one of these lenses.
1 . 1-Day Acuvue Moist
LOT number: 283684
2. Acuvue Oasys
LOT number: L002NCS, L002QH9
3. Acuvue Advance
LOT number: L002FNL, B00DHLP, L002v94
4. Acuvue Oasys for astigmatism
LOT number: B00GW4Z, B00HRMG
To make things easier, here’s where you should look for the LOT number.
The affected products were reportedly manufactured between March 2013 and June 2017. However, if you’re not wearing any of these lenses, rest assured that you’re perfectly fine as other batches have not been contaminated.
It is unclear whether the batches in Malaysia are affected, but to be on the safe side, just do a quick check guys! Better safe than sorry!
Also, spread the word and let your friends and family know about this recall! For more info, you can visit their official website.
I Mailed Myself to My Mom in Damansara Utama
We Try Malaysia’s First Spicy Noodle Soup Challenge
Explore Ancient Remnants, Floating Villages & MORE For The Adventure Of A LIFETIME At Siem Reap
Intrigue, cultural discoveries, mystery, and excitement—what’s a holiday without a little bit of adventure? Whether you’re a solo traveller, couple...
Suspected Coronavirus Patients Can Now Be Diagnosed Within 15 Mins, Thanks to The New Rapid Test Kit
Official Suspended After Son Bragged About Abuse of Power to Escape Coronavirus Travel Ban
WWF: Malaysia is Asia’s Biggest Plastic Ocean Polluter, Worse Than China & Thailand
Qinni, Creator of The “Crying in a Puddle” Meme, Dies of Stage 4 Cancer
This New TikTok Trend Is So Dangerous, People Have Already Died
Aircrafts ‘Locked’ at Heathrow Airport, Including One From Malaysia Due to a Coronavirus Suspect
- Entertainment2 days ago
Tamil Filmmaker Will Be Suing Producers Of ‘Parasite’ for Plagiarism
- Viral2 days ago
AirAsia Flight Attendant Has Had Enough, Makes PSA on Toilet Etiquette
- Malaysia2 days ago
M’sian Artist Turned Old Klang Road Apartment Into Malaysia’s Largest Mural In 10 Months
- Viral17 hours ago
This Book Published in 1981 Eerily ‘Predicts’ the Coronavirus Outbreak in 2020 & We’re Shook!
- Heartbreaking19 hours ago
Poor Kitty Found Dead With Electric Wire In Its Teeth After Biting It, Owners Urged to Lookout For Pets
- Viral2 days ago
Video: Watch This Group Steal From a Couple at a Food Court
- Malaysia2 days ago
Drunk Driver Crashes Into A Car And Three Motorbikes, Killing One In Negeri Sembilan
- News1 day ago
OMG! A Kambala Jockey in India Beat Usain Bolt’s 100-metre Olympic World Record