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COMPLETE MoisturePlus contact lens solution

Medicine recall

28 May 2007
Level: Consumer
Class: II
Reference: RN-2007-0347
Date agreed: 28 May 2007
Product: COMPLETE MoisturePlus contact lens solution
ARTG number: 93540
Batch number: All batches
Sponsor: Advanced Medical Optics Australia Pty Ltd
Contact: COMPLETE MoisturePLUS Recall Hotline 1800 038 314

The company is taking this action as a precaution because of reports of a rare, but serious, eye infection, Acanthamoeba keratitis, caused by a parasite.

The link between the solution and the infection was identified as a result of an investigation by the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Letters are expected to be dispatched by the sponsor within two working days of the agreed date. Recall advertisements are expected to appear in newspapers within the next week.

Classification system:

Class I defects are potentially life-threatening or could cause a serious risk to health.

Class II defects could cause illness or mistreatment, but are not Class I.

Class III defects may not pose a significant hazard to health, but withdrawal may be initiated for other reasons.

Class I & II recalls are considered to be safety related recalls.