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Thursday, January 31, 2008

NuCel Labs Announces Nationwide Recall of NuCel Labs Eye Drops and Eye/Ear Wash Products

FDA news lead me to the following recall notice by NuCel Labs of Idaho Falls. The reason for recall is that the products contain bacteria and other particles thus proving to be non-sterile. If you use any of these products, please follow the guide lines.

Nationwide Recall of NuCel Labs Eye Drops and Eye/Ear Wash Products

Contact:
Kevin Lundquist
208-542-0325

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- January 29, 2008 -- NuCel Labs of Idaho Falls, Idaho announced today that it is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall of all Eye Drops and Eye/Ear Wash. This recall follows an FDA inspection in which product testing indicated that there was bacteria and particulate matter in the product deeming these products non-sterile. Non-sterile eye drops pose an unacceptable risk of causing eye infections, which in rare cases could lead to blindness.

Products are packaged in 1/4 oz plastic bottles. Eye drops are labeled: Eye Drops Caution: Do Not Use With Implants. Wash is labeled Eye/Ear Wash. All products labeled "Eye Drops Caution: Do Not Use With Implants" or "Eye/Ear Wash" are subject to the recall action. There are no lot numbers or expiration dates on the product. Approximately 500 units of these products have been distributed nationwide through retail outlets and the internet.

No illnesses or injuries have been reported to date.

The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product. Consumers who may have any of these products on hand are advised not to use them. Consumers are asked to return them to NuCel Lab, 1380 Curtis Ave, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402 or discard them and send NuCel Lab a purchase receipt for a full. Consumers with questions may call NuCel Lab at 208-542-0325.


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