Safety Alert for ACUVUE soft contact lenses

According to Department of Health, this safety alert involved a device in Hong Kong that was produced by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc..

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Alerts provide important information and recommendations about products. Even though an alert has been issued, it does not necessarily mean a product is considered to be unsafe. Safety Alerts, addressed to health workers and users, may include recalls. They can be written by manufacturers, but also by health officials.

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  • Type of Event
    Safety alert
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  • Notes / Alerts
    Hong Kong data is current through September 2018. All of the data comes from the Department of Health (Hong Kong), except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of data from the U.S. and Hong Kong.
  • Extra notes in the data
    Medical Device Safety Alert
  • Reason
    Medical device safety alert: johnson & johnson acuvue soft contact lenses contact lenses manufacturer, johnson & johnson vision care, inc., is recalling certain lots of its acuvue disposable soft contact lenses. the affected products are as follows:- product names: a) 1-day acuvue moist; b) acuvue advance with hydraclear; c) acuvue oasys with hydraclear plus; d) acuvue oasys with hydraclear plus for astigmatism lot numbers: a) 2836840101, 2836840102; b) b00dhlp; c) l002ncs; d) b00hrmg, b00gw4z according to the manufacturer, the affected products do not meet its quality standards. nonetheless, there are no significant health risks related to the affected products. the reasons for the recall are shown below: 1-day acuvue moist associated with a limited number of confirmed reports of a temporary sensation of stinging in the eye when the contact lens is inserted. acuvue advance with hydraclear and acuvue oasys with hydraclear plus associated with a limited number of reports of a brush bristle – previously used in the manufacturing process – found between the blister package and foil. the brush has been removed from the manufacturing process and replaced with alternative, safety-tested equipment. acuvue oasys with hydraclear plus for astigmatism associated with a limited number of confirmed reports of a lens being “off power” which the consumer may recognize as distortion or blurriness. the manufacturer has suspended shipment of the affected products, while the optical outlets are advised to check their inventory immediately and isolate the affected products. product recall and replacement are on-going. according to the local supplier, the affected products are distributed in hong kong. a customers’ hotline has been setup by the local supplier for enquiries: 2588 1100. if you are in possession of the affected products, please contact your supplier for necessary actions. posted on 23 october 2017.