Another eye drop recall has resulted in the removal of 27 goods from store shelves, including store-brand products sold at major retailers.
The recall includes CVS, Rite Aid, Target, and Walmart, and comes nearly three weeks after the US Food and Drug Administration advised people not to buy or use the eye drops.
Kilitch Healthcare India is recalling eye drops with expiration dates ranging from November 2023 to September 2025, claiming "potential safety concerns after FDA investigators found insanitary conditions."
The FDA warned against using the products in late October, citing a "risk of eye infections that could result in partial vision loss or blindness"
It was concluded after its investigators discovered unsanitary conditions and "positive bacterial test results" from areas of an unidentified manufacturing facility.
Some of the eye drops may already be out, as the FDA said earlier this month that CVS, Rite Aid, and Target were pulling the goods from their shelves and websites.
According to the recall notice, wholesalers and retailers who have any of the recalled products should stop selling them.
Meanwhile, the FDA advises consumers to cease using the recalled eye drops and return them to the place of purchase.
According to Bloomberg News, Kilitch manufactured the eye drops in an unclean factory in India, where some workers went barefoot and others fabricated test findings claiming the items were sterile.