Further Recall of Single-Use Contact Lenses
27 Oct 2010
Further to the voluntary recall of contact lens "1 Day Acuvue TruEye" announced on August 19, the Department of Health (DH) was notified by Johnson & Johnson (HK) Limited today (October 27) that the company is extending the recall lots of the product.
A DH spokesman said the affected batch was manufactured in Ireland with lot numbers falling between 492237 and 492498 and between 502080 and 502269, which include the 16 batches of product announced on August 19. These numbers are the first six digits of the lot number printed at the side of the product box.
According to Johnson & Johnson, detailed investigation into the incident in August revealed that the lens rinsing process on two production lines did not meet the internal production standards of the company, leading to a residual trace amount of diluent in the lenses.
In Hong Kong, there has so far been no reported adverse event arising from use of the affected lots. According to the local supplier, 11 800 boxes in additional to the 3715 boxes of the affected lots announced on 19 August are affected in Hong Kong.
The spokesman advised that members of the public should stop using the affected product and contact the company at their hotline, 2512 2112, for recall and product replacement.
The hotline will operate from today onwards between 9am and 6pm from Monday to Friday. The recall details can also be accessed at the website, This link will open in a new windowwww.acuvue.com.hk.
Those who feel unwell after using the product should seek advice from their healthcare professionals.
Meanwhile, the DH has informed both public and private hospitals, relevant medical associations and optometrist associations about the issue.
The recall will be closely monitored.