Bacteria detected in product samples leads a Kentucky based animal health supplement manufacturer to voluntarily recall three animal eye drop products.
Lexington based Kinetic Vet is recalling the following products: Hy-Optic Eye Irrigating Solution, lot #10092015; OptiVet Eye Irrigating Solution, lot #12032015, and Optimend Corneal Repair Drops, lot #01122015.
The recall is due to sterility deficiencies, which can lead to deteriorating eye conditions, irritation, infection and possible loss of sight. The company said it has not received any adverse event reports “attributable to the contamination of any of these products” to date.
Here is complete information for each product:
Hy-Optic Eye Irrigating Solution – NDC # 51031-011-15, Lot # 10092015, Exp. Date 10/2017
OptiVet Eye Irrigating Solution – NDC # 51031-011-15, Lot # 12032015, Exp. Date 07/2017
Optimend Corneal Repair Drops – NDC # 51031-013-10, Lot # 01122015, Exp. Date 10/2017
The recalled products are distributed over-the-counter (OTC) nationwide through retail stores and distributors. Veterinarians may be using the products in their clinics or dispensing them to their patients.
Consumers who purchased the products should stop using them on their horses immediately. Return the product for a full refund.
If you have questions, contact the company at 1-877-786-9882 M-F 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.
Adverse events associated with these, or other products for use in animals, can be reported directly to the FDA here.